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17/05/2014 at 10:44

Is it to late in year to prune a Salix Flamingo ( hakuro nishiki).  I've looked at a couple of websites and they say Mar-Apl, after last frosts. Well, here in Staffordshire we are only just clear of the time for frosts, although it is several weeks since we actually had one.  Many thanks, Mags

18/05/2014 at 07:05

Sounds like the right time to me.

Anyone else got a view?

18/05/2014 at 16:57

thanks Dove.  That's the answer I hoped to get! Mags

18/05/2014 at 21:32

Don't prune too hard.  Is it a standard or bush?  Whatever, pruning is same, Viz., to get a nice bushy head.  Cut back all dead tips to healthy buds on each stem....I tend towards healthy buds lower down.  All dead twigs removed.  Easy really.  Then a good feed.  

23/05/2014 at 18:44

thanks to you both.  sorry for delay in reply - been away.  mags

KEF
23/05/2014 at 19:34

Mags it will need a trim or you won't get the lovely new colours.

24/05/2014 at 15:14

Yes KEF, thanks you.  That's why I was asking about pruning it.  That reason, and it is getting too bit on one side. Mags

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