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Rhus Typhina died

Hi, last summer I dug up a sucker from a neighbour's tree, Rhus Typhina, & planted it in a big tub. It prospered, grew healthily.

I plan to develop it as a bush rather than a tree, and to prevent it throwing up suckers by keeping it buried in the biggest tub I can find.

For the winter I moved it into the unheated greenhouse to protect it from the worst frost. All the new branches have now fallen off and I assume it's dead.

If I try again next summer do I need to bring it indoors over winter? Is there a better way of raising it?

Thanks   Trebor


  • As it was a sucker, it likely hasn't grown any branches yet and what have fallen off are just leaves.  They normally drop in autumn. The leaves are large and pinnate so what you thought were branches are likely the leaf stems.  They are hardy in much of the UK and don't normally need winter protection.  I feel sure you will see new growth in spring. image

    Last edited: 15 December 2017 17:58:51

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Dave HumbyDave Humby Posts: 1,145

    If it is indeed dead that will be a blessing in disguise Trebor. I am in the throes of trying to eradicate this horrendous plant from our garden. Maybe your idea to contain it will work but expect an invasion from your neighbours plants especially if they try and get rid of theirs.

  • Many thanks for the advice, I'll see what happens in spring & promise to make sure it can't send out suckers of its own. threbor

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