Red Tip Photinias

cutting red tips added on October 11, 2013 | Answered

I have a front fence of 30-year old red tips. If I cut these back to 6 ft. tall, will they die? They are about 25 feet now. Red tips in Texas. . . hill country,

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Answered on October 12, 2013

The plants should not perish, but will take time to fill in. I would suggest trimming them just as the new growth starts in the spring. By waiting, you won't have to look at stubs all winter.

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