When Do I Trim a Red-Tipped Photinia?
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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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.