I have Red Tips that are 12 to 15 feet tall. I would like to trim them down to 6 feet without causing any harm to the shrub. My thought would be to trim down one third of the growth over a two-month time frame to the desired height (which is 6 feet tall). Also, what other type of plants grow well with red tips?
My parents have an enormously high row of red-tip photinias that shield their property from a cotton field. They have lost at least one plant over the past few years. The plants lose their leaves and eventually die. My parents are concerned that this will eventually spread through the entire group of plants. What can they use to kill this fungus?
We have a rainy climate right now. I keep fallen leaves picked up and the trimmings picked up as well, but I need to do something not to lose the plant to the fungus I just read about. Can you help me? I need the hedge row to keep the neighbor’s yard out of mine.