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Plant Identification: SOLVED: 1) What kind of tree, and 2) When should it be pruned?

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parkerea
Arcadia, CA

January 18, 2013
8:53 PM

Post #9389807

We've had several large trees die on the property and want to make sure the next time this tree is pruned it is a safe time of the year to do it.

1) What kind of tree is this?
2) Are there good and/or bad times of the year to prune it?


Thank you in advance,
parkerea

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growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


January 18, 2013
9:03 PM

Post #9389815

Need more pics including leaf, trunk, stem, full plant.
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

January 19, 2013
7:38 AM

Post #9390008

Pittosporum undulatum
parkerea
Arcadia, CA

January 25, 2013
8:21 PM

Post #9397802

Thank you -- that is it!

BTW, now that I know what it is, I found some references that say it is "very amenable to pruning" and can be pruned just about any time:
"if you cut an old pittsporum back in mid
summer, regrowth will be very slow. If you
cut it back in fall or spring, regrowth will
be more rapid and successful"
(from http://patwelsh.com/wpmu/blog/trees/pruning-victorian-box/)


Thanks again,
parkerea

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