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Anonymous on
November 19, 2010

Q. Trimming Red-Tip Photinia

How and when do you trim/prune red-tip photinia (in Austin, TX)?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 19, 2010
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A.

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. It should grow back nicely and you can expect to see 3 to 4 feet of new growth the very first year.

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Anonymous on
January 26, 2011

Q. Growing Red Tip Shrubs

We have red tip shrubs around our office and they are being pruned right now. What is the best procedure for planting the cuttings in another location and how large do they need to be?

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Nikki on
January 27, 2011
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Asked by
Gary on
February 23, 2011

Q. How Far Apart Should Red Tips Be Planted for Full Hedge?

I have a bed 35 ft. long by 4 ft. wide.

Answered by
Nikki on
February 24, 2011
Certified Expert
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These shrubs will generally do well when spaced about 3 to 4 foot apart.

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Anonymous on
February 27, 2011

Q. Cutting Back Red Tip Bushes

When is a good time of season to cut back the red tip bushes?

Answered by
Heather on
February 27, 2011
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They should be pruned in the winter while tehy are dormant.

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Anonymous on
March 1, 2011

Q. Red-Tipped Photinia Planting

I recently moved into a new home and am trying to decide on what shrub to use for privacy. How far apart should I plant Red-Tipped Photinia bushes, if that is the shrub I select?

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Nikki on
March 1, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Space about 3-4 foot apart. This article should help as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/photinia/growing-red-tip-photinia.htm

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Anonymous on
March 7, 2011

Q. Red-Tip Photinia Infection/Disease

I have a completely dead or diseased Red-tip Photinia and would like to know what salvation options I have, if any. Also, there are neighboring or adjacent Red-tips that appear to be ‘catching’ this disease and I would like to see what I can do for these degrading plants as well.

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Nikki on
March 7, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Sounds like a fungal disease. This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/photinia/growing-red-tip-photinia.htm

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