Camellia Plants
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Camellia pruning

Zone 27262 | Jkelly922 added on March 2, 2017 | Answered

I inherited some limbed-up lanky top-heavy plants. Is it ok to cut them back to 2 feet to encourage new growth at the bottom? They are now about 8 feet tall.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on March 4, 2017

Severe pruning should be done after the plant is done flowering.
You can prune 1/3 or up to 1/2 of the shrub.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/camellia/pruning-camellias-how-to-prune-a-camellia-plant.htm

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