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Original Message Extreme Pruning
Whenever you trim more than 1/3 of the plant at a time, you risk shocking (and killing) the plant.

It would be more advisable to trim up to 1/3 for 2-3 years in a row. Keep in mind that this trimming will need to continue once it's started.

If you decide to chop the offending shrubs off anyway -- provide extra water for the first month to prevent shock.

I understand your concern about the visibility. I hope my advice helps you to make a decision.

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