nakanj
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am I killing it

I have a 4 yr. old walking stick tree and I prune it back every spring to keep it about 4 ft. tall. A friend said it would die if I keep doing this.Does anyone know if this is true? If I can't keep it this height I have to transplant it and I really like it where it is.
give me a sunny day and a flower bed and I'm happy

bullthistle
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I don't understand the logic. If you pruned the roots as well you'd have a bonsai. From my perspective they were probably smoking something illegal.

nakanj
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:D don't think so but you never know!.. thanks for answering. I love my little tree as it was an anniversary gift from my hubby.
give me a sunny day and a flower bed and I'm happy

Dillbert
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pruning back a walking stick is accepted practice.

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ms b
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pruning walking stick tree

ms b here :) I have a walking stick in my front yard We in Ontario have cold winters and I usually prune my tree in February take off any suckers that form before it atarts go into leaf . It hasn't hurt it at all and in the summer if I find itm getting unrully I trim it off long stems and any suckers It's 8 to 10 years old and thriving :D

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