That's a bit Harsh isnt it ... ? ! !
January 12, 2018 12:58pm CST
That's a bit harsh !! Above is the before and after shot of the beautiful poinsettia tree, in the communal garden area of our flats... and as you can see ..., it has been pruned... and cut back..., and rather harshly I think. I know it needs doing... but I was surprised by how much they have cut it back... but... I know it will grow back.. I remember when I first came to spain and saw how severely they prune everything... I was shocked and horrified and thought they had most assuredly killed them... but.. to my surprise and relief...they all grew back... so we could enjoy their beauty once again... what do you think..? would you have pruned it that much..?
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• Riga, Latvia
I might look excessive right now but here in the suburbs of Latvia where I live, I saw a tree cut back just the same a couple of years ago. I thought well that is the end of that tree but then came spring and it was sprouting and growing all over the place. In fact since then it always makes me smile when I see it in spring and through the summer because it looks like a tree having a bad hair day but it keeps right on growing and I think last summer it even looked fuller. I hope that happens to that tree too.
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• United States
My husband did it to one of our bushes. I was trimming it nicely, he took over, and I was left with what the picture on the right shows. I hope in the spring it does not look as pitiful as it does now.
• East Tawas, Michigan
My understanding of this pruning process(which does appear to be very harsh), if they don't do this, the next season, the tree won't produce blossoms. Our raspberry bushes are exactly the same way. If we don't prune them back each fall, the following summer we have absolutely no raspberries at all:(
• United States
I didn't even realize there were poinsettia trees . . . I only know of the plants we see during the winter holidays! Perhaps that tree can handle being pruned that much. We have citrus trees and I was told that we shouldn't prune it back too much at a time, but I guess that's for citrus.