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I am very pleased with the shrub I planted late last year...I'd like to restrict its size and have just read that it can be sheared after it has bloomed. Would this be May/June? I have also read that it produces buds for the following year after blooming - so wouldn't I be cutting them off? Advice appreciated

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  • Posted: Sun. 13th February 2011 15:35

Re: Pruning pittosporum Abbotsbury Gold

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Lisa,
Your 'Abbotsbury Gold' should bloom in late spring or early summer. It is in pruning group 1, which means it should be minimally pruned, after flowering, if needed. This means to simply remove any wayward, dead, damaged or diseased shoots. You can lightly shear it back, and it will grow said buds in the growing season (the rest of the summer). Have heard some gardeners say theirs liked an annual light shearing - just don't go too far back on the branches.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 14th February 2011 20:01