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Pruning woody Rhamnus alaternus Argentovariegata

Hello

Just wondered if anyone has tried and succeeded to reclaim a woody and lanky (older) plant of the variegated Rhamnus. I have chopped the plant to just above the lowest leaf growth and have cut out one large branch/sidestem which had reverted. If I dared I would cut it a lot shorter, but am now waiting impatiently to see if it resprouts. I know the plant can be used as hedging but would assume that it is cut closer to the growing tips more regularly in that case. Is there any hope??

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    Mine broke off at about 3 foot in a wind/snow event and has grown back OK.I preferred the conical shape it had before the event, it's a bit shapeless now, but alive and well. I also have to remove reverted bits

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 69,141

    Hello Mrs MacGregor image

    Whereabouts are you?  I know new growth on buckthorn can be a little tender so really I wouldn't be wanting new growth yet if there's any danger of frost - but I know what you mean about being impatient.  Hopefully you'll see life in the spring image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Thanks both, I am in Surrey, and 'no' I was not expecting any great growth now it might be turning colder, but just want to continue in hope, and you are offering that, so thank youimage (scarily smiley face??)

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 69,141

    Let us know what happens image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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