I am getting conflicting advice on this subject, so I thought I’d ask the experts. I have an old Eleagnus Ebbingii. It is about 3 meters (13 ft) tall. It is very bare & woody from the bottom half to 3/4 of its height. It has quite a lot of green foliage at the top ¼ of its height. I would like to try and rejuvenate it so that I get growth from the bottom & then I can hopefully keep it in shape. Some advice I’m getting says wait until spring when it starts to shoot. Other advice is – do it now. How and when would be the best time to do this drastic rejuvenation?
If possible, I’d like to do it now. If I did, what would be the likely result? I would appreciate it if you could give me some advice on the subject.