Asked on Jan 1, 2019

How do I lower my Red Tip Bushes?

Johnavallance822dogalMogie

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My front of the house has redtips that are huge. Can they be cut way back? Have lost 2 and replaced with new plants. The new ones are 3 or 4 years old, but are still just 2' tall. Will I kill them if I cut my tall ones that low?

3 answers
  • Mogie
    on Jan 1, 2019

    Do the heavy pruning in the winter or dormant season and the tip pruning in the spring and summer.

  • 2dogal
    on Jan 1, 2019

    The rule of thumb is if you are cutting down any shrub, only cut 1/3 at at time in order to let the plant recover.

  • Johnavallance82
    on Jan 1, 2019

    Hi, I prefer to give my evergreen shrubs a trim to shape in late mid/late summer so they have time to recover a bit before winter. but if worried and you need to trim them, don't trim back too hard this time.

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