Pruning Stellata OR Sinogrande

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Susan Northcote asked 11 years ago

I have a magnificent Magnolia Stellata and equally magnificent Rhododendron Sinogrande that, unfortunately, were planted too close to each other over 10 years ago. They are growing in to each other. One of the two is going to need drastic pruning. Decision time. Am I likely to kill off either of them with heavy pruning and which would you recommend for the major “chop”?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Move one or other, either moves quite well at 10 years. Usually the smaller, probably the magnolia, which can be moved in late March or April in flower. Just watch it for water for the first summer and it will get a set-back but recover.