Orchid Trees
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how to get orchid tree to spread out

Zone 9 | lonni added on June 2, 2012 | Answered

My orchid tree looks like a skinny bush on a STICK. How can I get it to bulk out or spread in growth? If I top it, will that help to get more horizontal growth?

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Heather
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Answered on June 4, 2012

If you nip off the terminal bud (the top 1/2 inch of growth), this will force the side shoots to grow out.

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