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By Japon

Derbyshire, United Kingdom Gb

When is the best time to prune a rather large Pieris?



When it's flowered. Then, as soon as it comes into new growth, give it a feed so it maximises the use of what leaf it has left. If they're growing well, then like most shrubs, they'll respond to pruning, but it may take a couple of years' careful removal of some of the oldest wood to recover fully to the best shape.

24 May, 2013


Yes, they respond well. I've done mine over two years - just hyping myself up to cut the last tall bit.

24 May, 2013

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