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Ficus nitida growth patterns

18 years ago

NOTE to Pagancat: Please don't set my hair on fire; I wanted *dense* shade from a fast-growing tree. And I'd be thrilled if the d****d bermuda didn't grow underneath.

I planted two of these trees on the south side of my house last year. Both got some frostbite but seem to have recovered nicely. My question regards the new growth: it seems to be coming out randomly from the trunk and is longer than the established branches. They look like kids with *very* bad haircuts.

Should I let them do whatever it is they're doing or should I be trimming to shape the trees? Seems to hot to be trimming, but I'm not certain what to do.

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