Red Tip Photinias

When Do I Trim a Red-Tipped Photinia?

hikerchick added on October 23, 2011 | Answered

I live in Central Maryland (Zone 7). I have several red-tipped photina that need to be trimmed. What is the best time of the year to trim them?

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Answered on October 23, 2011

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 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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