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PRUNING A ROBINIA MOP TOP

My husband, who really knows nothing about gardening decided to prune our large mop top. He pruned it very hard, ie: the truck and 3 branches (of about 10 cm length x 15 cm diameter) off the trunk is all that remains. Do you think it will grow back from here? I dont know anything about gardening myself, but it's hard to imagine that this tree might recover from such harsh pruning??!!

Submitted: 02:20PM, 16 Jun 2010
Answer: Hi There,
Sometimes you can prune plants back hard theb only trouble is that if it is a grafted plant if you prune it back too hard then there is a possibility of the species that was used as the understock starts to grow and take over because the grafted species has been stressed out.the The understock is normally the species that grows the most and has awful thorns.
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Answered: 01:43PM, 18 Jun 2010

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