Q.African Tulip Tree
Hi – My mature african tulip tree tipped half out of the ground during hurricane Irma… Rather than loose the tree I had it cut to a stump and dozens of new growth “branches” are growing from the remains… Question is: Can I maintain it as a bush and have it flower? Or should I just select a few best branches and remove the rest to re-shape it as a tree again?
Thanks for any information –
Winter Haven, Fl.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Personally, I would just select a few branches to keep. Not because it would hurt the plant, but because it will eventually be harder to control as a large shrub. Either way you decide is acceptable.
Here is an article for more information on care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/african-tulip-tree/african-tulip-tree-info.htm