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15/07/2013 at 16:57

The one I acquired had never been properly stakes and was lunging forward, covering my small patio area.

One year, at the beginning of February, I decided to cut it right back and start again. Yikes!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27545.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

For a while afterwards, I was worried that it might not grow back but four months later, it started to sprout leaves.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27546.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

Joy!

It's a female tree, and after 2 years it went back to producing bright red berries again.

So if anyone's wondering if holly trees can take a severe pruning, herein lies your answer.

 

 

 

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