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What season do i prune quince ? not pruned one before dont want to make a complete mess of it . Thanks
Immediately after flowering this spring and up to mid July. You can cut out obviously dead or damaged stems any time when they're not frozen but leave the healthy branches till after flowering and then thin out stem or cut back to shape according toy your needs.
Don't leave it too late as the new growth needs time to harden off before the frosts.
Catkins 110 you should prune your Choisya immediately after flowering, it will then regrow from the old wood. If your lucky you might get a 2nd flush of flowers but if not this yr then certainly next. I have a lg Choisya bush which had got a bit out of hand & I have pruned it back into the old wood & it is now got new growth on it.
And choisya offen layers itself so check it out for more plants.
Think Catkin might have already pruned the Choisya - the query was four and a half years ago....
now or earlier
Doreen, if you want the flowers then prune alternate branches but, for me, this is a foliage shrub and the best foliage is achieved by hard pruning annually. Dont leave it much later as you will simply check the growth of new shoots.
I also pinch out leading shoots twice or more during the summer. This makes a noticeable difference to foliage colour and density of bush