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By Slimdil

Northumberland, United Kingdom Gb

I have a very, VERY, large Pieris - which I love, but which is just getting too big. Looking at the centre, I really don't know where to start pruning! I can see if I hard prune it I'm going to be without flowers for a couple of years. Any advice please?

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cut out 1/3 this year then another the next and so on. take the 1/3 out around the shrub rather from just one section.

24 May, 2016


Interesting branch structure and bark, Slimdil. Would it be possible to skirt it up and brush it out, to make a small tree out of it, Sbg?

25 May, 2016


Before reading ABS's anwser I thought of cutting one trunk this year at about three or four feet,choosing one of the slimmer ones. See if new growth appears and if it does cut a trunk a year until its the height you want. This will take longer than the above suggestion but leaves you a reasonable shape to look at while its happening.

25 May, 2016

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