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Q.Purpleleaf Sandcherry Growing Downwards, Not Up

Zone Westchester County, NY zone 6a | Hamlet added on July 19, 2020 | Answered

These sandcherries were chewed down by deer shortly after planting and after that continued growing prostrate. Can i cut them down dramatically without killing them? Will that correct the problem?

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Answered on July 20, 2020

They do respond well to heavy pruning, but it is best to avoid cutting off more than 1/3 of the entire plant at any one time.

This article will help you to care for the shrub:


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Answered on July 21, 2020

Thanks for the info!

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