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Pruning Prunus lusitanica

Question from karen mcclure

Hi there, please can you give me advice on pruning this plant - I want it for the back of a border and whilst it has plenty of space at the moment, I would like to know if I can prune it at a later date to keep it shrubby and bushy to avoid it getting too tall once it has established.
Any tips gratefully received
Many thanks

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  • Posted: Mon. 14th February 2011 14:33
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Prunus lusitanica

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

This is often used as a hedging plant and is more tolerant of chalk than other Prunus species. It is often dense enough to be used as a nesting site by birds like the song thrush and its flowers offer nectar and pollen to bees.

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  • Posted: Tue. 16th June 2009 16:52