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Hello. Picking your brains....
I have a Sophora Sun King that is getting too big, I would like to prune it back a little into a better shape, it is mainly in bud at the moment, would it be ok to prune it now.
I sure is a lovely shrub as you can see from last year's picture.
2 Pic's of it in full flower and one in bud.

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Looks a great specimen! I think that as it is bud you would risk losing flowers for this year - seems to be the sort of thing that you should be pruning earlier in the year while it is dormant.
Maybe someone has practical experience of it.

9 Apr, 2015


Interesting question , as far as I know they shoudnt be pruned but saying that I think very late winter spring but only if the plants doesn't bleed and I dont know if it does in spring ? as other shrubs should be left later


9 Apr, 2015


If it is like the Sophoras that I know, pruning in winter will reduce or eliminate bloom, since the buds form in late summer or fall.

9 Apr, 2015


My RHS 'bible' says to prune in late winter or early spring while dormant.

9 Apr, 2015


Thank You All for the info :o))

12 Apr, 2015

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