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Q.plastic protective spirals on 9 month old hedging plants – when to remove?

Zone east sussex uk | Anonymous added on November 18, 2019 | Answered

planted late feb 2018, now 50cm above top of the spiral. I would like side growth from the soil up. will the spirals prohibit/ severely restrict side buds forming? no known rabbits/deer in the vicinity.

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Answered on November 20, 2019

Yes you can remove the protective wrap, and when you do, the lower stems will be more likely to form lateral buds and foliage.

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