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Q.Overgrown Princess Flower Bush

Zone San Jose, California Sunset Zone 15 | Anonymous added on April 22, 2021 | Answered

About 20 years ago, we planted a Tibouchina urvilleana (Princess Flower) bush in our seldom-used backyard. It eventually grew to about 15’ tall and branches about 10’ wide. With the current shelter-in-place, we started a good trim-back of the bush. We found that it has spread along the sides with many suckers, has pushed the back fence almost over, and is growing up now through the seams in the concrete patio. What can we do to eliminate or contain this plant at this point? Chemically or hiring someone to dig it out completely?

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Answered on April 24, 2021

If you want to keep it, you can cut it way back and it won't hurt it. If you think it needs to be moved, you can relocate one of the suckers and then have the rest removed by a reputable tree company.


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