Training Lavender Twist Redbud Updated : December 1, 2014 6 Comments Training Lavender Twist Redbud Take a gander at these posts...Growing Japanese MaplesIt’s time to Make Baby Plants! Make Baby Plants! Make Baby Plants!Do You Have Shotgun Fungus?Tree Stump Removal InstructionsCheck Out My Billy Goat Outback Brush Cutter!
I love the lavender twist and wanted to put one in my front yard near my porch. How far away from the house do you recommend the tree be planted? Is the front yard near my porch not a great place to plant it?
Near the front porch is fine, but I’d keep it at least 8′ to 10′ away from the house to give it plenty of room.
Or when / where do I start cutting for a Weeping Affect?
If you have a young Lavender Twist you can train it to weep any height. All you have to do is clip the top off at your desired height. The tree only knows how to weep, it doesn’t not know hot to grow upright.
What do I do after they start to leaf out? They are about 5′ now with around 14 leaves on the upper foot. Should I feed / strip any lower sprouts on the trunk?
Don’t remove the lower branches until there is plenty of leaves up top to feed the tree.