Q.Corylus Avellana Contorta Has A Straight Shoot
Hello there. I just bought a Corylus avellana contorta and I have planted it.. however I have noticed that it has a very straight shoot coming from the ground next to main stem/ trunk .. it has the same leaves but is very straight.. do I need to cut it off ? Many thanks Joana
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Yes, those are suckers form the root and they will take over your tree, eventually. You will want to cut them off.
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