ninebark shrub spouts around base
I have a nine bark shrub. There are several new spouts coming from around the base of the shrub. Will these be the same as the original shrub? They are straight and 6"-3' tall. I have a nine bark tree also and it does the same thing.
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If your growing the Nine Barks as a windbreak, as many people do, you can leave the sucker shoots.
I personally would remove them to keep the shrubs looking neater.
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