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I have a 6 years old Deutzia grown to about 5ft tall x 4 ft wide,did not flower this year at all. Having a moan about this my very helpful gardener decided, without asking, to cut it down to about 1 ft. Still mopping up the tears!!
Do you think it will recover? - it is now bare twigs.

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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,804
    edited September 2021
    Oh dear.
    Not a gardener to do that!
    Very odd. I wonder why it didn't flower in  6 years...they  normally flower when young.

    Yes it will recover but will probably not flower in 2022.
    Maybe it needs to be moved?
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,981
    At least it's a good size for moving now.... ;)

    Are you sure it's definitely a Deutzia?

    Hope you sacked the 'gardener'... ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Thanks for input
    It had flowered well, just not this year.
    Yes, definately a Deutzia, still got label
    Used the term Gardener loosely - I can't sack the "gardener" it is my son! being helpful!
     
    I have been told they do not flower for two years after pruning - is this correct?
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,981
    I was slightly concerned it might have been your wife @historyman  :D
    I can't remember ever pruning any I've had, but yes - he might have pruned off the flowering stems.
    If it's healthy otherwise, not much you can do. 
    Apart from docking his wages   ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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