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Q.How Do I Cut Back Overgrown Camellias?

Zone 8 | j3nni78 added on April 29, 2012 | Answered

Our camellias stand about 16 ft. and are an ugly mess. I don’t know if they should be cut back to the undergrowth or if I should just try thinning them. The came;lias are in front of our house and cover all windows.

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Answered on April 30, 2012

Yes, it sounds as if pruning is in order, though I would not cut more than a third of the shrubs in a given year. This article will help you:

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