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Damaged Euonymus alatus

My lovely shrub has been damaged by strong winds and one half of the plant has been broken off completely and another branch almost severed. Is there any way I can try to repair the break. The shrub is about 120cms in height and this is its second year in the ground.


  • Thank you. That sounds really hopeful it would be sad the lose the shrubimage

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,308

    I doubt if you'll lose it. Cut it back cleanly and it will come back as Tetley saysimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Another reassurance that they're stoic and hardy.    Indeed they can be a bit of a thug if you don't keep them in check.   If you're in a very windy place and it's just a small young plant then you might want to just shield it with something for a windbreak.

    Though once it's established I'm thinking you'll be quite appreciative if the odd branch or two comes offimage

  • I've had a careful look  this morning and the break goes right down to the point where the branches divide at the top of the trunk. I have nothing on the left side, two good strong branches on the right and the broken one in the middle..

    If I take out the broken branch is it likely I will get regrowth from this point.

  • My Euonymus has been grown as a "standard" rather than a shrub so it has a single trunk so I feel this could cause problems with pruning to recreate a good shape.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,308

    That really depends on whether it's on its own roots or is grafted. If it's grafted and all the grafted part is damaged you may be left with Euonymus europaeus or whatever elatus is grafted onto. They do fine on their own roots, but often are grafted.

    Can you see a join?

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • No sign of a join anywhere. The "trunk" part is about 35cms in height before the branching starts.

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