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By Jazz

United Kingdom Gb

Does Choisya grow back from old wood? I have cut mine back and would like to cut it back down to ground level.

Thank you for your help.




I think cutting back to ground level would be too severe and will kill it. see what everyone else thinks.

25 May, 2018


Hi Choysia are pruning group 8, which means a light trim after flowering, to keep the required shape, but as you've already cut it back, you will have to wait and see what it does, it may grow back for you, but as Sbg says, I wouldn't cut it back any further than you already have, Derek.

27 May, 2018


Sorry to disagree but I have a mature and large Choisya which is about 18 years old. I have cut it back to the ground 4 times and it always grows back. I have been on holiday and have only just see this post.

5 Jun, 2018


that's good then. as I said I wasn't sure but the rHS pruning gp 8 suggests that it wont regenerate.

5 Jun, 2018

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