Pruning hibiscus and magnolia
Tonks Posts: 54
Hi, I wonder if anyone has experience of pruning hibiscus and magnolias? Both of mine have grown enormously in the 2 years since I've moved in to my house and they are starting to overpower the rest of the planting.
I guess I need to know the best time of year to prune and how hard they can be pruned - I suspect neither are too happy about a heavy lopping...?!
It is not usually recommended to prune magnolias as you may get a forest of 'water shoots.' If it must be reduced in size take whole branches out, rather than a light going-over.