Will this plant grow tall again?
April 25, 2012 10:38 AM Subscribe
Have I stunted this plant's upward growth with "reckless" pruning?
posted by blithecatpie to home & garden (5 answers total)
We have a china doll (Radermachera sinica) that we've recently transferred outdoors.
I cut off part of the highest stem because it appeared brown, brittle and dead. I was then told that I've stunted the plant because I'd cut off the part of the plant (the highest point, don't know the official term) that would enable it to continue growing upwards. (The goal is for the plant to realize it's full potential of becoming a towering tree. It's currently about 8ft tall.)
I'm pretty sure that this isn't true, and I'd done a lot of research before I started pruning, but I'd like to hear other opinions.