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iliagnis...did I spell that right?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Guardian, Mar 28, 2002.

  1. Guardian

    Guardian LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 269

    What would happen if I let iliagnis keep growing....but trimmed the sides? I would like to see it get taller and form a barrier. My concern is that the top would just sag.

    Any thoughts are appreciated.
  2. tlcservices

    tlcservices LawnSite Member
    from fl
    Posts: 61

    did you mean "PAIN IN THE AGNUS" yes tou can trim any way ya want uo to about 10 feet. did i mention you can trim the foot long shoots every week? hence my name for it
  3. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,361

    I believe the one you are referring to is: Elaeagnus.
  4. chargincharlie5

    chargincharlie5 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    dont u meen ugly agnes disney world grows alot of that and it gets pretty big
  5. Ssouth

    Ssouth LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 437

    Elaeagnus is fast growing and you should have no problems with it getting tall enough. But, in my area it's very prone to disease. As others have mentioned it is a pain in the butt. Depending on location and desired look it can be very high maintenance. There are other options which require less maintenance and also have better curb appeal.

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