Your garden or project are the final destination for our plants. We advise that, for good growth and regrowth, the plants are lightly pruned immediately after being replanted. At our nursery, we frequently transplant plants to encourage a compact root system. When harvesting a plant from the open ground, it is inevitable that some roots are lost. An imbalance occurs between the belowground and aboveground parts of the plant. To restore the balance, we recommend lightly shearing hedging plants. After replanting trees and multi-stemmed plants, we recommend slightly pruning back (reducing) the crown. Trees that are not pruned after replanting are more likely to have thin leaves in the first few years, to limit evaporation. Conversely, in trees whose crowns are pruned back, we see faster recovery, less failures and more likely a fuller crown and more secondary growth on the trunk.
- After replanting, shear lightly. This initial pruning session immediately straightens the hedge and reduces the volume slightly.
- Depending on the species, prune the hedge once or twice a year to keep it healthy and dense.
- Pruning hedges also helps to increase the hedge’s lifespan.
Multi-stemmed shrubs and trees
- By thinning one or two-year-old wood, after replanting you remove leaf mass.
- After replanting, 15 to 20% can be removed to restore evaporation. Keep a close eye on the shape of the crown.
- Prune the wood with the most leaves. This will contribute to the success of the regrowth.
- Prune back branches above a side branch or bud.
- Removing the lower small branches accentuates the stems of multi-stemmed plants.
In combination with a good nutrient-rich soil and regular watering during the
growth period, the plant receives the optimum treatment it deserves after being transplanted.