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Can I prune a 20ft Ceoanothus tree ?

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My Ceoanothus is 20 years old, I think it was called skylark and was damaged losing a branch in the heavy snow, can I tey to re-shape it?



I have seen pictures of these when they have been cloud pruned they look great.

I had one years ago and I used to cut it to keep it in shape after flowering.
My book says cut back hard in Apr.

26 May, 2009


It is normal to trim back after flowering to keep it in shape. They are tempremental plants and who knows what a heavy cut-back might do but it sounds like you have no choice , so good luck.

27 May, 2009


They say not to cut into old wood, If the one branch has broken off with the snow I would just shape the rest after flowering, if that is successful do the whole thing gradually. If I were you I would hate to lose it.

27 May, 2009

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