mock orange


Old 04-10-06, 10:14 AM
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mock orange

We have a mock orange that is beautiful when bloomed but its growthg is out of control. It is over twenty years old and I have cut it down , with it growing back.Are there any other suggestions to keep it pruned, trimmed and cleaned or is it best to dig it out and start over?
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Old 04-11-06, 08:54 AM
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prune to desired shape and size when dormant. prune for sun exposure. ( round or rounded shape) fertilize after blooming.
Old 04-11-06, 07:06 PM
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Or take a tip from the bonsai folks and trim the roots back as well to reduce its feeding range. Trying to keep a plant smaller than its normal size can be a chore.

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