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Osmanthus burwoodii

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom Gb

I have an Osmanthus burkwoodii which is nicely shaped but has got too large for the space it is in. It is about 6 feet high. Is it possible to prune it to about half that size and how should I do it? It has just finished flowering.




according to the RHS it is pruning group 8

basically now as it has finished flowering.

Rejuvinating pruning is what you need to do and is often best done over several years, removing one-third to half of shoots to ground level, and reducing all other shoots by one-third in the first year. Over the next couple of years, each year remove half of the older shoots to ground level.

I have done this many times over the years with various shrubs successfully.

8 May, 2021


Thank you. Will try that.

8 May, 2021

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