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By Treetop

West Midlands, United Kingdom Gb

Hi everyone, My Escallonia has now finished flowering, the bees & butterflies have gone. Would it be okay to prune it now? I only want to prune the branches growing outward. I don't want it growing out covering my lawn. I want it to grow up to about 5/6 feet.




Hi, these are pruning group 9, which means a light trim to keep symmetry, or trim back lightly, in mid to late spring, Derek.

30 Jul, 2014


I hack mine and it comes back smiling if not very artistic!.

30 Jul, 2014


I tend to agree with what Christopher Lloyd said - the right time to prune is when you're in the garden and you have the secateurs in your hand! I think the only exception to this is if you then cut off the bits that are going to flower - but even then, if flowers are not the priority...

30 Jul, 2014


I used to prune as and when I needed to,it still bounced back,but they do need to be kept under control..I would go for it,Treetop :o)

30 Jul, 2014


Love you people, thanks guys and girls.

31 Jul, 2014

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