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Mar 10, In general, Camellias should be pruned like most woody trees or shrubs. And, because they don't get very big, usually you can get the job done with a pair of bypass pruners and a handsaw. When approaching a Camellia, the first step is to remove any dead material from the interior of the bushnotch.clubted Reading Time: 3 mins. Feb 20, You can see in the image below, a full camellia bush on the left, and a leggy bush on the right that needs a hard pruning.
Wait until spring to do a hard pruning if possible. If not possible, just know your camellia probably won’t bloom again until the second year after a hard bushnotch.clubs: Nov 16, However, severe pruning may be required if you have a big, dense camellia bush in your garden that has been neglected for years. Severe Pruning. If you want to cut back your camellia bush severely to the desired height, use a pruning saw to cut back all the branches, leaving only feet of growth above the ground.