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Bamboo

Bamboo

Evergreen Woody Grass


Average height varies to species <2' to <20'


Light: sun to part shade




Cane Grower: Can be invasive, cut tallest canes to the ground to reduce height. No heading. Up to 1/2 of the canes can be removed in one year. Control width by sawing out roots.

Buddleia (Butterfly Bush)

Buddleia (Butterfly Bush)

Deciduous Shrub


Average height <8'


Light: Sun




Cane Grower: cut canes to the ground. Can be coppiced anually. Can be radically renovated.


Deutzia

Deutzia

Deciduous Shrub
Average height (slender) <4' to (big) <8' to <10'
Light: sun to part shade

Prune like a Mounding Habit shrub, Renovate like a Cane Grower: cut canes to the ground. 1/3 of the foliage can be removed.
Forsythia

Forsythia

Deciduous Shrub


Average height <8'


Light: sun to part shade




Cane Grower: Size reduction by cutting canes to the ground. Selective pruning can improve appearance. Easily Radically renovated. 1/3 of the foliage can be removed. Plant size reduced by up to 1/4.

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Deciduous Shrub


Average height species vary <6' to <12'


Light: part sun to part shade




Cane Grower: cut canes to the ground. 1/3 of the foliage can be removed. Size reduction is difficult. Foliage may be reduced by up to 1/4. Can be radically renovated or easily moved.

Kerria

Kerria

Deciduous Shrub


Average height <6' to <8'


Light: sun




Fountain like lanky Cane Grower: cut canes to the ground. Do not head canes. 1/3 of the foliage can be removed. Plant size reduced by up to 1/4. Spreads by underground runners, control width by cutting and removing.

Nandina (Hevenly Bamboo)

Nandina (Hevenly Bamboo)

Evergreen Shrub


Average height varies by variety <2' to <8'


Light: sun to part shade




Cane Grower: cut canes to the ground. Can be radically renovated. Encourage bushiness by heading to lower joint (node). 1/3 of the foliage can be removed. Plant size reduced by up to 1/4.

Wild Oregon Grape

Wild Oregon Grape (Tall Oregon Grape)

Evergreen shrub


Average height <5'


Light: sun to shade




Cane Grower: cut canes to the ground. Encourage bushiness by heading to lower joint (node). 1/3 of the foliage can be removed. Plant size reduced by up to 1/4. Can be radically renovated.

Red-twig Dogwood

Red-twig Dogwood (Yellow-twig)

Deciduous shrub


Average un-pruned height <6'


Average pruned height <4'


Light: sun to shade




Cane Grower: cut canes to the ground. 1/3 of the foliage can be removed. Plant size reduced by up to 1/4. Spreads by underground roots and tip rooting. Twig color enhanced by annual coppicing in spring.

Roses

Roses (Hybrid tea)

Deciduous shrub


Average height <4' with pruning


Light: sun and good air circulation




Cane Grower: cut canes to the ground -- both largest and smallest. Reduce remaining canes to 1/2 height above outfacing bud or side branch in February. 1/2 of the canes can be removed.

Shrub Roses

Shrub Roses

Deciduous shrub


Average height varies by species <2' to <10'


Light: Sun and good air circulation




Cane Grower: cut canes to the ground as needed, annual maintenance not required. Spreads through underground roots. Avoid size reduction if possible. Rugossa roses can be invasive by root spreading.

Weigelas

Weigela

Deciduous shrub


Average height <8'


Light: sun




Cane Grower: cut canes to the ground. Prune to shape by thinning canes or reducing to side branches. 1/4 of the foliage can be removed. Dwarf varieties exist. Can be radically renovated.

Oregon Grape (low Mahonia)

Oregon Grape (low Mahonia)

Evergreen shrub


Average height <2'


Light: Sun or shade




Cane Grower: cut canes to the ground. Spreads by underground roots. Cut unsightly plants to the ground (to refresh foliage). Reduce width by digging up spreading roots.