When should I prune a 3-year-old red tip photinia?
Red Tip Photinia
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Prune your Photinia anytime between spring and early fall, with late spring/early summer more acceptable. Red Tips are excellent candidates for rejuvenation pruning. To rejuvenate the plant, cut it all the way back to the ground...to about 6 inches from the ground.