Garrya Elliptica - prune it?

kookoo2August 2, 2014

My Garrya has been in the ground here in Berkeley a little over a year now, and seems to like it here. But it is looking pretty rangy. I realize it is meant to be shrubby, but is it o.k. to shape it a bit so it is a bit more like a multi-trunk tree than a wide low bush? When? How? Or does it hate being messed with?

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calistoga_al

No it does not mind being pruned into a small tree, however it is pretty persistent in producing enough suckers to make it back into a large shrub. Al

    Bookmark   August 2, 2014 at 8:43AM
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kookoo2

Thanks. When is the best time to do the pruning?

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 10:59AM
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calistoga_al

Any time you get the urge. Al

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 9:33AM
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kookoo2

Thanks

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 2:19AM
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