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By Chino

Devon, United Kingdom Gb

Two questions for answers please.
First. Can a pieris be pruned and if so when.
Second. Can I pinch out nemesias.



I don't know about Pieris, but Nemesias often benefit from pinching, especially the faster growing annual hybrids. Don't do it too often: the flower buds form on the growing tips.

5 Jun, 2013


Thanks Tug.

6 Jun, 2013


Yes pieris respond well to quite heavy pruning.

6 Jun, 2013


Thanks Steragram. When is the best time to do this ?

7 Jun, 2013


I guess straight after flowering but quite honestly mine doesn't seem to mind much. If you need to take it back a lot you could do it half one year and half the next - looks a bit odd but it gives the old wood chance to regenerate before you do the other half.

7 Jun, 2013

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