Cutting back inground brugs?

rock_oak_deer(8b TX)January 19, 2011

My inground brug has lost all its leaves and some branch tips are mushy but the rest of the branch is quite green and firm. New leaves push out along the branches on warm days so it's definitely in good shape. When bananas get mushy I cut them back to the ground but don't want to do this with the brug. With brugs do you cut just the mushy part?

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princealbert(Aransas Pass TX)

Shirley,
I cut mine back to about 2 ft tall, it is necessary for me to put up the temp greenhouse. They are usualy touching the top by the time I take it down in late March. They get over 12 feet tall over the summer.
I would only cut back the mushy part for now.

pa

    Bookmark   January 19, 2011 at 2:23PM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

Thanks PA. If they grow that fast in the spring then I'll cut back as needed and not be concerned. I want it to get gigantic like some I see around the neighborhood here. They are enormous and even with the big freeze and die back last year they grew to be about 9' high and as big around by the end of the summer.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2011 at 1:35PM
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chena(z8 Texas)

Shirley only cut the part that needs cutting.. You want to keep as much growth above a Y to ensure loads of blooms..

Kylie

    Bookmark   January 25, 2011 at 10:39PM
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