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Sarcococca Confusa

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 22:58

Notta fora me supernoodle.   Think Nut buys plants from the diddy men 

hibiscus moving

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 22:55

They do spread their roots a bit though fred.  

Determine where to plant it and get a decent hole prepared. then dig up your hibiscus sometime over the autumn/ winter 

Red spider mite

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 22:04

Lisa, not a problem for now until next summer anyway. hosing now and then is the solution though.  Spraying insecticide on such large bushes is unhealthy and imeffective I think.  

Pruning buddleja now?

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 21:58

Makes no difference jekyl.....it makes enough growth to flower in summer from spring or autumn pruning. 

Sarcococca Confusa

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 21:04

You may be right...there are different varieties.  Always regarded them as strong growers though 

Sarcococca Confusa

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 20:46

They are as big as that in the gc Nut 

i have a cutting taken a douple of years back, been neglected really in odd corner still in pot but that is 2' high at last check.  

Red spider mite

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 20:41

use the hose Lisa.  However, RS mite is usually associated with hot dry conditions and should disappear now anyway. 

hibiscus moving

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 20:32

Fred, depending on how big it is...as with most shrubs....you can do either or both.  Pruned hard after flowering or anytime up to early spring.  And move it in about .4 weeks.

how big is it?

for me I would move it next month and then prune it.  It is a tough old plant.  Get as big a rootball as possible 

Pruning buddleja now?

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 20:27

Depends on how cold you get it where you are but here ...west cornwall...I prune hard back in autumn for same reason,,viz.  a job less in spring Jekylandhide 

 

Sarcococca Confusa

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 20:21

Disagree.  Think it will make a perfect hedge. I have a couple that are 5' or so tall.  One I planted for somoeone is also that sort of height.  

I find they are vigorous.  Perfect for a hedge if pruned after flowering, viz., in early March, to allow for new flower formation the following year.

good for hedge?  Tough.  Evergreen, easily pruned.  Pest/disease resistance.  Adaptable to sun or shade.  

To get to 4' I reckon 3 years

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