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Possumhaw Holly Question

Posted by rachel77 7 TX (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 28, 13 at 21:06

Hi, all! I am sick and tired of dealing with the massive suckering of my Possumhaws. I have three planted together (in a triangle) that are limbed up as small trees. My question is: if I stop limbing them up and let them go "natural," will they still look nice? I've tried to find pictures of a green, untrimmed Possumhaw that is left as a bush, but I haven't had any luck. Any thoughts?

P.S. They are under planted with vinca, which helps hides some of the suckering.


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RE: Possumhaw Holly Question

Do an image search for possumhaw holly bush. I saw several that were allowed to sucker. But I know what you mean. My vitex drives me nuts with the suckering. I tried to just let it go last year and it looked weird to have a huge bush in the middle of the yard, and dh talked me into trimming the suckers again. I won't miss that thing one bit when one of us (it or me) is gone.


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