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I've never planted a new shrub before but last spring I planted a couple of philadelphus belle Etoile shrubs.  It seems to be v leggy, should I be pruning it back or leaving it for a few years?  It just looks like when the leaves come on it the branches will snap if there is much wind. 

Any advice on caring for new shrubs gratefully received as need to plant a few more.  Just need to decide what to plant



Hiya peanuts

If mine I would prune those branches by half  Then in spring when it shoots cut back to those shoots.  It will make for a stronger bushier plant.

This is not same as pruning.  This is just to establish a strong plant.  It won't flower for a couple of years 

Oh thank you so much.  Really helpful.

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