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We have a potted Crinodendron in the garden that has become woody

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The Crinodendron in our garden has become very woody with scatterings of leaves but is looking poorly. We purchased it about 4 years ago and have re-potted it last summer into a larger pot. Should we cut it back to encourage a leafier growth? is there a specific feed we could use to help it along?

On plant Crinodendron hookerianum



id put it in the ground
when there isnt a frost and yes cut it back to premote root growth.maybe very early spring

10 Jan, 2009


i agree with np. after letting it settle in the you could prune it. i have one which overhangs a path. i cut it back little and often. its too cold here in Wales u.k. to do any planting.

10 Jan, 2009


thanx sandra

10 Jan, 2009


This is eventually quite a large shrub and proves that the 'experts' are wrong when they say you can grow anything in a pot! Plant it out but give it lots of future elbow room. Wait for the ground to be unfrozen though, and water throughout the first spring and summer.

11 Jan, 2009


here here i feal thats sorted out now

11 Jan, 2009

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