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Pruning Spindle Tree

Discussion in 'Trees' started by zilly, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. zilly

    zilly Gardener

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    We have a rather large Spindle Tree in our garden, any thoughts on the best time to prune please.
     
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    Well February is the best time to prune them, but you can shorten overly long branches at any point as long as not too drastic to keep it balanced.. They say..... Neglected specimens can be improved by cutting out one-stem-in-three each year starting with the oldest stems, until the whole shrub has been rejuvenated.
     
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    Many thanks for that great information Marley. It really is big so will start by removing one stem of every three and see how it looks.
     
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    I would, stand back first and look at the shape then look at the branches you want to take out.. You want to try and pick an outline as to what you would like the finished shape to be and then prune.. Happy pruning..
     
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    Yes you are right, I have been looking at its shape and it isn't too bad more too tall than anything.
     
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