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Q.Loropetalum Fringe Flower Shrubs. We Had 6 Overgrown Shrubs Removed And Have Planted New Dwarf Loropetalums. SHOOTS From The Ol

Zone Acworth, GA. 30101 | Schafer added on July 6, 2021 | Answered

from the old plants are coming up and want to know how to get rid of them without harming the new plants. They were not put in the same hole as the old shrubs.

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Answered on July 6, 2021

Unfortunately, this is easiest done before the new shrubs are planted. From here, manual removal of the shoots and roots nearby will be the best course of action. You wouldn't want to kill your new shrubs with chemicals, since your target shrub is directly related to your new shrubs.

If the new shrubs are several feet away from the old, then you can try boiling water. That will kill any new shoots instantly, and many of the roots, as well.

Keep any instances killed off with the boiling water.

Here is a collection of articles that will help you to care for the new shrubs to their potential:


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