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I have one of these in bloom at the moment. It has grown only 2 long stems making an enormous V shape. I don't want to lose this year's berries which I hope will follow the rather insignificant flowers, but I would like to reshape the shrub and make it more compact. Could you tell me the best time to do this please so that I could perhaps get berries again next year?



The time to prune these is spring, just after growth begins.

9 Jul, 2011


Thanks Bamboo,
Would you prune this wide V back hard, or just halfway?

9 Jul, 2011


Well, as I wouldn't like the shape its making, I'd cut it back sufficiently far to stop that V shape occurring and to force new growth elsewhere.

9 Jul, 2011


Thanks again, Bamboo! Just nervous of cutting things but after the success with the eucalyptus I'm feeling a bit braver!

10 Jul, 2011


Everyone's nervous of cutting things, Pennyfarthing - that and cutting out a big border are the two things guaranteed to cause the greatest sense of panic in my clients over the years, lol!

11 Jul, 2011

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