Tropical Plants/gold capella

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Hello
I have planted a hedge of gold capellas and pinch back the tops occasionally so that they don't get leggy.  Lately, I have noticed that where I have trimmed, it looks like a cluster of buds have formed.  Is this a flower?  Is it OK to trim off??
I have never seen anything like this on my arbicolas or trinettes, from the same family.
Thank you.
Debbie

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Hi Debbie, albeit they will send out occasional blooms, it usually isn't until early Winter, what I think you are seeing is where the new growth (branches) are forming from the cut and they are small so they may look like a bloom. Aboricolas should be pruned to size, so what you are doing is fine like many other hedges. Nick

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