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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 26, 2011

Q. Is Large Shrub Dead?

We trenched our beds 10 days ago and on the inside edge of the trench, we applied a light spraying of Round-up. Now the leaves on our shrub (either Cleyera or Ligustrum) are turning brown. This shrub is at least 20 years old and very large. Please advise on what could possibly be happening and how to correct this problem.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 27, 2011
Certified Expert
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Overspray from the trench may have gotten on the shrub. Spray the plant down thoroughly and repeatedly. This will help dilute the herbicide. Regardless, while the leaves will die back some, they should grow back. Large shrubs typically will not be killed by overspray.

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Asked by
swages on
January 15, 2017
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Q. Pruning a cleyera

Your article says to prune a cleyera as follows: Instead of shortening the stems, cut them all the way back to the center of the plant. Shortening a stem encourages two new side branches to grow where you made the cut.

Admittedly, I have no idea what it means to cut it all the way back to the center of the plant. Certainly, you do not cut the branches to the center of the plant do you? Could you explain, please?

Answered by
Alisma on
January 15, 2017
Certified Expert
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I think the article is saying that, if you want to remove a branch, you should cut that branch back to where it joins the next larger branch (the branch it is growing out from) or where it joins the main trunk.

On the other hand, if you want to make the plant bushier in that area, you can prune a branch part of the way back- that will cause two smaller branches to grow from just behind where you cut it.

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Asked by
pattym7 on
April 16, 2017
Marietta, GA 30066

Q. cleyera

What is the best fertilizer to use on Cleyera Japonica in Georgia?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 18, 2017
Certified Expert
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An established tree can be fertilized every 2 to 3 years.
Feed in early spring with a balanced, slow release fertilizer for trees and shrubs.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/cleyera/japanese-cleyera-information.htm

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Asked by
bobdl on
September 5, 2018
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Q. We have two very healthy Cleyera plants that have gotten too large. How much and when to prune?

Best method to prune?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 7, 2018
Certified Expert
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This will require spring pruning. You will want to cut each stalk in half. This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/cleyera/japanese-cleyera-information.htm

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