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hi, I have an eleangus silver berry shrub but I’d like to grow it with just a bushy top for privacy, can I prune all the lower branches to do this please 

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,874
    edited April 2021
    I have an eleagnus quicksilver that has grown as a standard.
    I originally planted a E. silverberry and a E. quicksilver very close together.
    Many years later I decided I didn't like the silverberry, so I removed it and found the quicksilver happily growing in the middle of it.
    It had turned itself into a standard, and also managed to twist its stems rather attractively.
    It does try and send out shoots from the main stem, but I rub them off or cut them off.

    So I don't see why you couldn't do the same with your silverberry


    I post a pic the right way round now this site re-orients them.... grrr 😠 it never used to happen


    The flower pic was from a couple of years ago. They have a lovely honey scent
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  • KiliKili Posts: 1,019
    edited April 2021


    For some bizarre reason it doesn't accept the *.png format either.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,286
    Landscape format photos post the right way but the portrait ones flip onto their side. It’s a new glitch. 
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,874
    Thanks @Kili :)

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,874
    Thanks @Dovefromabove :) hope the techies can get it sorted
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • That’s great thank you Pete 
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