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Pruning a Iris shrub (Japonica)

Posted by Ibphil51 10 (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 27, 13 at 13:02

I am wondering if any of you know the best way to trim back a large iris bush. It seems to defy power tools. I trim it by hand as much as can but it's a pain. I inherited this overgrown shrub from the previous owner. The long slender leaves will not be trimmed by a hedge trimmer, chain saw, japanese gardening saw, weed wacker, or ax. Does anyone else have a better plan? I feel like hiring someone to dig the whole thing up which would be quite a job.

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RE: Pruning a Iris shrub (Japonica)

That's what you have to do...dig it up and divide it into small sections and replant the best ones. Toss the rest or give them away.

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