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weigela cut to ground

Posted by johnaw z5 OHIO (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 19, 08 at 16:29

I cut my Weigela down to the ground and would like to know if it will sprout out with new growth on it again?

I hope that it will not kill it. It was getting out of hand and I thought that if i cut it down to the ground it would come back better than ever?

Hope someone can help me here?

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RE: weigela cut to ground

Better to have cut it to the ground in early spring, but done is done...., if it is well established (in the ground 3 years or more) and if you water it as it needs it, it should sprout back just fine. You MAY have to do some judicious thinning to keep it from being a crowded mass, if all goes well.

RE: weigela cut to ground

It is about 15 years old and I cut it down better than 2 weeks ago.

I will have to gave it a good watering tomorrow. I am hoping it does come back.

RE: weigela cut to ground

I transplanted a 3-4 year old one last fall and cut it back to about a half-foot. It was fine this year, albeit very small. Not the same timing as yours, but I think it still indicates its a tough plant.

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