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I have a Rhus Typhina  Last year I cut it down to about 6 inches  It grew but a bit spindly  I  did the same again this year and it grew a bit better but I only got about 4 'purple candles'
Could you please advise me about pruning and care 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,980
    Rhus typhina is usually grown as a small tree. It should not be pruned as this usually promotes a lot of suckering. I would leave it alone and let it grow. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • hluskinhluskin Posts: 1
    I have grown Rhus Typhina in two gardens at different times. In each garden when I allowed suckers to grow for more than 2 years the parent plant died. This has happened a total of three times! Very healthy and vigorous trees just die! Any scientific explanation?
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