I have a fairly large smoke tree (bush), about 4 metres high. I wish to cut it back, as it is over a fence and I'm concerned it may overload and break limbs indiscriminately. How hard is it possible to prune? Thank you very much for your help. Peter Gerard.
Pruning a Smoke Tree
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
You can prune a smoke tree quite hard, even down to the ground, and it will grow back fine.
Here is some advice on the timing of smoke tree/bush pruning: