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Myrtle scrub

I have a Myrtle scrub with woody stems is it possible to prune it as a cloud.

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,326
    I have no idea, but without a photo, anyone who does know will probably need to know what it looks like
    Do you have a photo?
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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • jamenajamena Posts: 4
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,681
    You can do that with these shrubs. I recommend after flowering has finished.

    Make sure you are keeping the shrub growing in full sun to keep the growth habit more compact and less elongated with the branching.
  • jamenajamena Posts: 4
    Well i have gone and pruned my Myrtle it will be a couple of years before it will look anything. My question is i used a copper rod bent and attached to the stems for support while the stems strengthen and thicken, will the copper effect the plant. James.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,627
    Bonsai trainers use wire, and it doesn't seem to cause damage. If you don't get an answer here you might try a bonsai group and ask what they use
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