Posted: 09/05/2013 at 13:17
Hi, I've recently planted a 5L Eleagnus Quicksilver and the info on the tag says it's a small tree or lareg shrub... I'd love to grow it as a bushy shrub rather than forming a tall tree and read that I can use a technique called 'stopping'.
Before I do anything to it, is it correct to cut off the top few inches of all the long stems? I assume this will encourage new branches/stems to form lower down? I've attached a picture....it's the tallest plant in the border.