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Pruning: Winter, spring and early summer-flowering evergreens such as Rhododendron and Camellia are best left unpruned except for removal of unsightly shoots and deadheading, unless some shaping is required...Pruning: This group of evergreen shrubs bloom in summer and late autumn on the previous or current year's growth
Evergreens require a slightly different approach...evergreens
This pruning method is suitable for certain free-standing evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs which do not send out vigorous shoots that need curbing...Evergreens: strawberry tree ( Arbutus ), holly ( Ilex ), bay ( Laurus...evergreens
Most pruning is carried out in late winter or early spring...evergreens
However, evergreens produce a more striking specimen and give all-year-round interest...evergreens
Evergreen shrubs are pruned in a slightly different way...evergreens
Once you know the principles of pruning it is easier than you think and, if you prune shrubs at the right time of year, it will really improve their performance...Other evergreens can be renovated over several years...Take out half the old stems that remain from pruning and prune back the other stems, depending on flowering time, as follows
Some vigorous plants such as Salix require pruning annually, others, often less vigorous ones, such as Cornus sanguinea ?Midwinter Fire? , can just be pruned every couple of years if you wish...evergreens
evergreens...Pruning of evergreen trees is often carried out in April, as they come into growth
Pruning times vary depending on the type of hedge...Prune new evergreen hedges in spring
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