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what happens if you cut an established smoke bush to its two remaining branches and stem to be able to move it, will it recover to a tree shape again?

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moving an established small tree shaped smoke bush after hard pruning, and how it will recover? cut back in beginning of may and also beginning to leaf at trunk and two remaining stems

On plant cottinus smoke bush



If you have already pruned the shrub all you can do is make sure you disturb the roots as little as possible,leaving lots of soil around the roots.Water the hole thoroughly,adding blood ,fish and bone fertilizer.This would probably have been better if moved in its dormant state but if now is your only option it should still have plenty of time to put on new growth. Hope it goes well :)

5 May, 2009

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