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Q.If Mature 8’ X 8’ Silver Thorn In Full Sun Is Cut Back To 4’x4’, Will It Live?

Zone 27606 | Anonymous added on June 15, 2021 | Answered

Headgear after least 10 yrs old , trunk and branched at 4’ height are 1-2.5” thick. I doubt there will be any leaves left after cutting back to 4’x4’

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Answered on June 28, 2021

It is considered invasive in some areas, so it has a will to live. It can be hard pruned if it gets out of control. It is best to shape it by removing selective branches rather than shortening all the branches.


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