Renovating Shrubs

gardengal_co(z5 CO)July 31, 2011

I have decided to renovate my shrubs... rose of sharon and cotoneaster.... so I trimmed and pruned. They look great. I added the appearance of making my yard look bigger by taming these shrubs. That was last year.

Now here is my concern... there is the stump area where I cut off branches and trunks... and of course they are filling back in... am I going to have to reprune these areas again and again and again? Is there any way to get these stumps to stop producing? I know there is a sucker spray that inhibits growth... would that work?

I don't want to use anything that will kill the entire shrub... any suggestions? Thanks, Kristi

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Whenever you heavily prune plants that are prone to suckering, they will go nuts making suckers. If you prune more lightly more often, there will be less suckering.

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