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Skyrocketing junipers if I trim the tops will it force new growth to the bottom?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    no skyrocket juniper grows up not out this is a plant most nurseries here plant because they require no trimmin or pruning nurseries will plant a lot of these because you can sell them after a year or two they can also be planted close together which means you can get more in a field which leaves more space for other plants and trees that require more care than the skyrocket juniper they use these here as a fence because they can be staggered they can grow up to 40 feet tall nursery woman in tennessee

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    1 decade ago

    nope !! if you want the bottome to grow faster prune the bottom back to new growth dontnt take more than 15% of the green or you run the chance of " shocking" the bush same gose for trees too pruning will make them grow faster and fuller

    Source(s): arborist ( tree work / climber ) 6 years
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  • 1 decade ago

    I wouldn't suggest trimming the tops of these shrubs as they are meant to

    be tall. I think you might be sorry. Why not buy the type of shrub you want,

    such as a yew or boxwood.

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  • 1 decade ago

    you can prune back some of the apecal merrtstamatck tissue that would cause dorment buds to sprout but i would not cut much they cant take to much pruning.look up[apical meristem]on the inter net.

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