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Cutting back inground brugs?

Posted by rock_oak_deer 8a TX (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 19, 11 at 10:26

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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RE: Cutting back inground brugs?

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.


RE: Cutting back inground brugs?

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.

RE: Cutting back inground brugs?

  • Posted by chena z8 Texas (My Page) on
    Tue, Jan 25, 11 at 22:39

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


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