Smoke Trees
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Smoke tree shape

Zone Seattle | Anonymous added on May 30, 2019 | Answered

I just bought a smoke tree that has been trained more like a shrub. Can I stake it to try to get it retrained?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 30, 2019

The plant is actually displaying its natural growth pattern.
The article below will help you.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/smoke-tree/pruning-smoke-trees.htm

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MichiganDot
Answered on May 30, 2019

Don't do much trimming this first year. The plant needs to establish good roots. It needs energy for that and energy comes from the leaves. Here is another article for you. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/smoke-tree/pruning-smoke-trees.htm

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