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clemson bottle brush bush/ tree

Winnsboro, SC(Zone 8a)

I need to know when and how to prune. I was told that when it is pruned it will become more compact and have more blooms the following year.

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

pruning is best done during dormant months Dec to early Feb, the compact would depend on wanting it shorter, bushier, then you would trim back to where you wish the branches to begin doubling. Some bottle bushes don't take well to pruning, but I just know the one I have so can't say more

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