The property we purchased has a very large unmaintained scotch broom. I would like to keep it if possible. Can it be cut back without killing it? If so could we cut it back some in fall/winter and then again after blooming next spring?
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Thank you for sending us your gardening question. You can trim broken or diseased branches at any time of the year. However, pruning for size or shape should only be done in late spring, immediately after flowering. If you cut it back in autumn or winter, you will reduce the next season's flowering.
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