2 responses to “September 2020 in the Garden”

  1. Garden Communications

    Hi Joanne. Thank you for your inquiry. Albizia is best left alone, except to remove dead, damaged or crossing branches. The species does not respond well to “heading cuts” (i.e., shortening the branches), so only “thinning cuts” (removal of the whole branch to its point of origin) should be tried. Size reduction is never successful.

  2. Joanne Tench

    someone asked me how to prune an albizia julibrissin. It was planted as a shrub in a spot too small for it. I’m afraid to say that they should prune it at all as they are so brittle
    Can it be pruned at all?

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