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I live in Hanover, PA. I have an overgrown Broom/Lena. I'm afraid to prune it because I keep reading that taking out too much will kill it. When it was first planted, it had a lovely fountain shape. Now it is just fat and bushy with no flowers. How can I reshape it?

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Answer #1 · Maple Tree's Answer · Hi Dianne-You can prune out any stems that have died back as the plant has grown any time of the year. The best time to cut back and shape the scotch broom is after the flowers have faded and before it forms seed pods. This would be in spring through early summer. It is best when pruning to only reduce the plants size by 1/4. Pruning the scotch broom back much further than this can kill the plant.


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