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Since deciduous trees lose their leaves in winter, you can see clearly what branches need.

Do not prune right back below the foliage. When a daphne bush suddenly gets sick and dies, the most likely cause is root rot arising from poor drainage. If your healthy daphne is getting on in years, you might want to get another one growing, just in case.

To be safe.

Seven years is considered a good age, although they can live much longer. Recently in ‘The Irish Garden’ I saw a recommendation to prune a daphne. I had always believed any cutting of a daphne was wrong, even cutting flowers. Please advise, should I prune daphnes now?

Thanks and happy new year. Nov 22, If you're pruning them, you might like to stick some of your pruned bits into some black plastic bags (PB3, PB5, etc - what bought plants come in) filled with potting mix. Daphne cuttings grow really easily although you need to let them be for about a year before they're okay to plant in the garden (and don't let them dry out).

May 14, As winter approaches, there are some shrub and tree pruning jobs that are best done during the coldest months of the year. Generally speaking, your deciduous (their leaves drop off in fall) bushes and trees need trimming in the deciduous trees lose their leaves in winter, you can see clearly what branches need to go and which ones can stay. Apr 16, Q. I have two beautiful Daphne bushes.

After reading here I might try a cutting or two.

When should they be pruned? – Lata Morris, Suffolk. The general rule for shrubs is to prune just after flowering. But, if you want to retain fruit to feed the birds, especially on shrubs like pseudopanax and coprosma, delay trimming until the fruit has gone. Do not postpone pruning until late autumn or winter, because soft regrowth will be damaged by frost.