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Camellia's out of control

Posted by ccraville none (My Page) on
Fri, May 31, 13 at 19:23

I just recently bought a house and there are two camellias planted in the back yard. It is an older house so I am assuming that these are older plants. They had lovely blooms this year. However, they have been growing unchecked for who knows how many years. They are both about 20 ft tall and do not have any shape. I would like to tree them up and make them shorter. Is this possible without killing them? Any advice is appreciated.

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RE: Camellia's out of control

Yes, this post linked to below may be of interest....

Here is a link that might be useful: Pruning Camellias

RE: Camellia's out of control

Thanks! When is the best time to drastically prune them like this?

RE: Camellia's out of control

If you are going to remove lagre amounts of plant material (1/2 or more), I would do that during the winter months when the plant is somewhat dormant; otherwise, I would do it after blooming.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pruning Camellias

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