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Name: Jerry M.
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Age: 50s
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Date: Tuesday, May 07, 2002


Question:
We need to know if an Italian Cypress that has been pruned to the trunk will grow back it's limbs. I have always understood that evergreen trees will not grow back once they are pruned. But I have recently been told different...


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As far as I know, conifers usually do not resprout because they do not have dormant buds.

According to the following

http://www.bbg.org/gar2/topics/plants/handbooks/conifers/6.html

cypress tolerates shearing but does not resprout from old wood.

Anthony R. Brach



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