What is this, when can I trim it?

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What is this I live in north Alabama n need to know wen it can be trimmed back getting in pool
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 12, 2017
    Picture is very hard to see.If anything wait until it has finished flowering
  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Sep 12, 2017
    They can be trimmed way back in the fall if you want to keep it. If you want to get rid of it just dig it up at any time of year. This looks like it's dead in parts already.
  • Diane Diane on Sep 12, 2017
    After it blooms or in the fall, I would cut it back to about 1 foot and cut out all the dead. It should come back in the spring nicely.
  • Wendy Munitich Wendy Munitich on Sep 13, 2017
    It looks like an abelia to me. If it is, it can take quite a hard pruning when required.
  • Dcs25268748 Dcs25268748 on Sep 13, 2017
    cut it back about to 1 foot,this bush comes back in spring with new growth.
    they get leggy if now pruned.

  • Barbara C Barbara C on Sep 13, 2017
    Abelia. I have several just like it. Can't kill it. Prune way back after blooming in the Spring.

  • Lori Stoner Lori Stoner on Sep 14, 2017
    Take the biggest canes way down, only take about a third of the canes. Trim the rest. Do that every year and within two years it will come back much fuller and greener and supple.