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Renovating Shrubs

Posted by gardengal_co z5 CO (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 31, 11 at 11:13

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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RE: Renovating Shrubs

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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