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A: The best time to prune your sasanqua camellia is right after it finishes blooming in winter. There should be no problem in pruning it as late as April.
Similarly, most japonica camellias have finished their spring blooming so they can be pruned too. The best way to prune is not to simply shorten limbs but to remove individual limbs where they join the trunk or a bigger treedigging.clubg: Cartersville GA. Jun 22, Prune your camellia immediately after the flowers have finished blooming in the spring so you don’t affect any new growth.
Use sharp pruning shears to remove dead or overgrown foliage as close to the main branch as possible. You should also thin out the inner leaves and stems since this will allow for more airflow%.
Jun 20, If you want your growing camellias to grow larger than they currently are, just prune back an inch ( cm.) or less. If you would like your camellias to stay a certain size, cut them back to a few inches ( to 10 cm.) less than the size you desire.
Growing camellias Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins. Mar 10, By pruning your shrubs at these times, you should be allowing your plants sufficient time to develop new flower buds for the year to come. However, if you wait too long, and prune them late, you may end up cutting all of next year's flower buds off in the process.
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