Cercidiphyllum japonicum pendulum: Do we need to stake it to make it grow higher ?
We planted a young weeping Katsura (Cercidiphyllum japonicum pendulum) . It is now about 8 feet tall. All top branches are hanging dowm. We would like to get it taller. Do we need to bend one of those hanging branches upward and tie it to a stalk or will the tree sprout an upward reaching branch iitself.? Many thanks, Heidi
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It will get taller slowly over time. As the lower branches die, or get cut, they will sprout more, and this stacking effect will make it taller over time. There is nothing required, outside of letting it be natural, and pruning off dead growth.