Cutting Back Schefflera - Knowledgebase Question

Albany, OH
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Question by ccooley4
November 9, 1997
Is it possible to cut back a schefflera very hard? Mine is more than ten years old and is taking over my living room.

Answer from NGA
November 9, 1997
Yes, you can cut your schefflera back. You can safely remove a third of the foliage; simply cut stems back to just above where a leaf emerges, and you should get a new sprout there. In the long run, you'll get a fuller bush if you cut some of the branches way back, so they will sprout near the main trunk, than shearing just the tips off all the branches.

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