pruning holly

I would like to shorten my varigated holly by about 2 feet.  Would this do it any harm?


  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    How tall is it in the first place? If you want to remove up to a half it should be fine, but try and leave some leaves behind and give it a good feed.

  • Thanks Alina


    I took the plunge yesterday and took 2 feet off the holly which was about 8 ft tall and it looks good.  No bare branches.  I also removed some of the lower branches to make the bush look less heavy and it is now an attractive little tree.  I'll take your advice and give it a good feed now.

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