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Q.How Do I Manage A Huge Old Bird Of Paradise?

Zone 33990 SW Florida | Anonymous added on August 17, 2021 | Answered

Its taking over the front sidewalk and pokes at guests and I’d like to know how trim it back-thx.

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Answered on September 1, 2021

Pruning like this won't be a trim, unfortunately. This type of regenerative pruning needs to be done carefully. You will want to remove anything that you cut, all of the way, down to the ground. If you want the segment to stop sprouting towards the path, then you can dig out portions of the root mass closest to the walk.

This article will help:


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