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I have a giant bird of paradise strelitzia nicolai. Can I shape this plant by cutting out the centre core.

I'm worried about killing the plant where what I want to do is to trim the lower leaves/branches and have the top half have a better shape at the top?

Submitted: 07:55PM, 17 Jan 2019
Answer: Hi L,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

You can definitely remove the leaves back to the trunk to shape the appearance of the tree. Best to feed after pruning, try Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser. It’s certified for use in organic gardens and will help create a nutrient rich soil for better root growth, stronger plants and more flowers and fruit! It can be used on gardens all year round, including native plants.

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Hope this helps and happy gardening.

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Yates Horticulturist

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