when to trim escallonia mccrantha

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mark cordner asked 13 years ago

i have a three year old escallonia hedge that is maturing very well. when and how often should i trim it?? really when and by how much? i want it to grow to around 4 and a half foot and by 3 wide.please enlighten me.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Begin to trim off shoots that go to wide or too tall at any stage, even at planting. Start to gradually put shape on it, well before it reaches the size and shape you want.

 It will normally be clipped after the main flowering, but it can be clipped more than once a year  if you want to keep it neat.