Camellia Plants
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Pruning large Camellias

Zone Torbay TQ4 7NU England | judytyack added on June 18, 2016 | Answered

I would like to prune down our large Camellias, as they are blocking the sea view. My husband wants to slice through them with a chain saw and take about 2 foot off the top. This will open them up but will the shock be too much? They haven't really been pruned properly since my Dad died 13 years ago :-( Many thanks Judy Tyack

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on June 18, 2016

    Pruning should be done when the plant finishes blooming.
    Extensive pruning of your large shrub should be done over a period of years.

    The links below will help you.

    http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/node/398

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/camellia/pruning-camellias-how-to-prune-a-camellia-plant.htm

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