Once or twice a year, my Yaupon holly gets a haircut. I cut back to the silhouette, remove branches that are growing up down and thin branches in crowded areas. The work is fun and the result is pleasing.
Yaupon holly – before cutback
Depending on the weather, I can expect a new flush of growth ahead of winter. Were I preparing the tree for exhibit, I’d cut back a little earlier to make sure new shoots enough time to fill the silhouette in warm or cold weather.
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zack Clayton says
Elementary, makes sense, but i don’t see many refinement articles that lay it out as succinctly. And our club members are always asking for refinement advice.