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Thursday, September 13, 2018


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Such beautiful foliage. My vote is to stake it. These are pretty hard to kill so if you cut way back it'll probably resprout in the spring.

Barbara H.

I think I would dig it out, dig out the hole to give room for re-setting it and put it back in knowing it might not be growing straight up. Give it some support so the roots have time to re-establish themselves. But I don't know much about the root system. If it's got a long tap root I'd try to settle it back in and probably stake it for a while. You could end up with a cool trunk with character if it can survive all this. But then again it's a sumac so I might just count my blessings and yank it out. Good luck!

Linda Brazill

In the 48 hours since I wrote this post, I've pretty much decided on yanking it out. There are more trees than that space really needs, so it's not like its shade is critical. I do love the foliage in the spring, but i don't get any good fall color. It dies in a rather ugly fashion which is not good given its size.

Kris P

It's a gorgeous plant. As it's not something I can grow, I've no experience with it to offer advice.


You'll always have July 2018! That's a lovely pic with the hosta and daylily.

Lisa at Greenbow

Maybe it was the storm that made the decision. I probably would have staked it and waited to see if it did what I wanted it to before tearing it out. If you decide you want another one they are easy to find.

Linda Brazill

I thought it would be low maintenance and eventually fill in the space when I was tired of gardening. But really it is just hiding all the great plants in that area.

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