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Pruning a Holly Tree

Posted by Kevin Brown , Mar 26,2006,19:56       Forum

I have a young holly tree which was planted18 months ago. i have yet to prune it, waiting for it to establish itself. I would now like to encouragew it to bush out & would be grateful for some advice on pruning.

How far can i cut the branches back & will it encourage bushing out if I cut prune back to where the branch splits (sorry i don't havew the correct term) or has a shute?

When is the best time to prune

Your help is greatly appreciated.


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