Pruning a smoke tree
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.
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: