Kimi
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Location: New Hampshire

Harry Lauder Walking Stick

I planted my Harry Lauder Walking Stick (a.k.a. Harry Potter) last year. He is in a perfect spot out front but I was wondering if it is necessary to cut back suckers? I've seen several that are & several that aren't.






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Handy
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Location: central, NY

when I had mine I just let the suckers grow. My neighbor trim his back so I guess it's up to the indivudual

MagnoliaMan
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Chop chop!

Harry Lauder's walking stick is a grafted plant. The twisted, contorted top part above the graft is "contorted filbert." The suckers that grow straight up from the supportive root system are from a normal filbert, which will take over the rest if not removed. I either pull (if small) or cut them off (larger) at every first notice. They just keep on comin'...so I just keep on pullin'. A great conversation plant.
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Kimi
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Location: New Hampshire

Thanks for the info. I appreciate it!!

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