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Is it a mess?
Is it a bush?
Or is it a tree?
This flowering plant (apparently a camellia, but I’m not plant-savvy) has buds that will soon bloom into bright pink flowers. As such, it’s not a good idea to trim this plant from the top-down until after the blooms have begun to die. So, instead of leaving it the massive, overwhelming blob that it was, my aunt cleaned it up from the bottom… leaving us with two potentially beautiful blooming trees this winter. There’s a chance we won’t get blooms at all when it was trimmed this much, but even if they don’t bloom, the pretty, waxy leaves and round shape make for a much-improved front yard!