How would you revitalize these loropetalums?

Hotty Toddy

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Little Rock
I want to rip all of this out, but I’m probably going to be stuck having to keep some of these shrubs which have been wrongly planted. Pics in my replies.
 
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Hotty Toddy

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Little Rock
These are a green variety of loropetalums. Have been cut back for years to this unnatural form. Too close together. I wondered about removing half of them, leaving the rest to spread out more naturally. Thoughts?
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Hotty Toddy

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Little Rock
This tall conifer row has some Hollie planted too close in front of them. I want to take the hollies out and replace with a more appropriate plant. But the hollies have shaded the cypresses so long that they are bare and will look weird if nothing is in front of them.
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No gloves

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
California
Agree o pulling some out.have never pruned loropetulum with shears unless that's how they want it.prune with pruners couple times a year.easier and nicer to
 

hal

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Georgia
Cut them to the ground, spray them with everything you got, and let them come back 'naturally', which they will, you can't kill the dam things....
 

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