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Aug 12, 2017 2:17 PM CST
|Recently I saw it in tree form while I have it in shrub form and it's grown too huge for the spot where I planted it. Can I cut side branches and grow it as a tree or would it be a forever job of trimming off new branches that try to grow? It's about dead center in this photo taken in June.|
Thanks for any help you can give me.
Aug 12, 2017 2:37 PM CST
|I've never tried to do that but I have two, 'Diablo' and 'Dart's Gold' that are taking over a daylily bed (well not entirely fair because they were there first). Because they are now too big I cut them back to the ground a couple of years ago and it worked great the first year but now they're already pretty much back to the size they were before I did that. So my guess is that you'd have to be trimming it forever. Maybe take a cutting and train that instead to eventually replace it?|
Aug 12, 2017 2:56 PM CST
|Thanks for your reply. I cut mine back very hard, to about 12", a few years ago and found the same as you - it resumed growth and now nears 6' tall.|
Perhaps I'll cut it back hard, again, so it won't appear so massive and then get my digging guy to move it in November.