Pruning Red Tip Photinias - Knowledgebase Question

Texas City, TX
Question by VecPlus
October 28, 1999
When is time to prune my Red Tip Photinias?

Answer from NGA
October 28, 1999


Red Tip Photinias can be pruned at most any time of the year. If a major pruning job is to be done, it may be best to wait until late winter so the plant can quickly begin to regrow with the warming weather of spring. If could be more stressful to do a severe pruning in summer or late fall.

The characteristic reddish color on the new growth is best achieved by a light shearing in late summer. The resulting new growth will turn red when cool weather arrives in fall.

Good luck with your Red Tip Photinias!

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