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Large Shrubs for Pruning into Small Trees

10 years ago

I am looking for a shrub that gets somewhere between 12-18' wide that can be pruned into a multi stemmed tree. We already have a serviceberry nearby, which would likely be too large for this area anyway. We have alkaline soil in Zone 5. This will go in a bed next to the garage.

We would have liked to have put a sumac in but the HOA does not allow that. I've seen shrubs that like what we want, but weren't sure what they were given the unrecognizable pruning (still looked good). Help in plant selection and pruning would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your help.

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