Shrub Problems
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Broken branch

Zone Mt. uniacke , Nova Scotia. Zone 6 | Gjk757@gmail.com added on May 11, 2016 | Answered

What do I do to the remaining part of the branch for the shrub where the branch tore off?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 12, 2016

You can clean up the broken edge with a clean sharp trim if possible.

The best thing to do is let the edge heal on it's own.
Watch for any signs of disease or pests.

Neem Oil can be used to treat the plant if necessary.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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kh0001
Answered on May 12, 2016

It really depends on the kind of shrub it is (do a search on gardeningknowhow.com if you know exactly what kind of shrub it is), but these articles will give you some general guidelines when it comes to cutting plants back:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/care-of-damaged-plants.htm

and

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/shgen/rejuvenation-pruning-tips.htm

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