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Dogwood Dilemma

Hi I'm helping a friend in her garden, she's got some overgrown shrubs, dogwood being one of them with the bright new stems at the top. We cut about 1/3 of thick stems down @ normal time to see if they would kick start some new growth but now they look terrible and I'm wondering if we can cut them all down as new stems have started growing. 

Have we just got to wait until next year or can we go for it, they really look a mess cos they were so huge and leggy.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,160

    you're unlikely to kill them whatever you do. I'd just go for it. But I'd probably wait til the leaves drop then you won't get new spindly growth starting this season. It will shoot away in spring

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Brilliant. Will do.They look terrible so will be good to tidy up.Mine have always survived, although I do usually do in spring. Thanks both.image

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