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Q.Pruning Camellia

Zone 97114 | karlakpal added on August 14, 2011 | Answered

Can I cut a large camellia bush way back to the point that it would probably not have very many, if any at all, leaves left? I wouldn’t care if it didn’t bloom for a couple of years. Thank you for your help. Karla Palmer

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Answered on August 15, 2011

Generally, most shrubs can be pruned back by a third of their growth. Any more than this can damage the plant. Here is more information on pruning camellias: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/camellia/pruning-camellias-how-to-prune-a-camellia-plant.htm

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