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IMG_3509

Observed: 21st June 2013 By: rl177
IMG_3509
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Description:

Established shrub, approx 8' tall x 5' wide, wish to prune but afraid may kill it.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Mock Orange (Philadelphus) interacts

Comments

landgirl's picture

Pruning

You can prune after it finishes flowering. The recommended method is to take out one third of the branches as low down as you can each year. If you cut back the whole lot, it will recover but you won't get any flowers the next year.

rl177's picture

Identification of Schrub

Thanks landgirl and ispot.