Giant Forsythia to dig plus

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I Would.......chop off those suckers and leave it till they heal. Knocking off new buds down there when/if they form.

Once that problem is solved, you can trench it, maybe comb out some surface roots, amend the soil there, and dig it after a year or 2.

Or you could tear it out with a truck!
It'll live!

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leatherback

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Dug one which was at least that size 2 years ago. Removed all unwanted material. After getting it home, I timmed all roots to 4 inches. Put it in a tub. And sold it within 4 months as I could not move it alone, nor keep it watered during the day. That stuff is like a weed. Will pop buds & explode as soon as it realizes there is water. I did not face any die-back. Digging was done late winter.


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Not too crazy about the big clump but really liked the bigger 2(or3)trunk one because of the movement already there and lack of confusion.
 

pbethune

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Not too crazy about the big clump but really liked the bigger 2(or3)trunk one because of the movement already there and lack of confusion.
Part of the deal, to get them all on that side of the house. But with two nice azaleas, two other type of nice bushes, unknown until they sprout and a honey suckle....it was well worth it.
 

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