spihl
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What kind of shrub is this?

Hi Everyone,

So I just moved into a house and have a few of these shrubs growing below my windows. They are currently being trimmed with a hedge trimmer and are way too big. I don't feel that it's the right way to maintain this. What is this and how should I properly maintain it?

Thanks!

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Pineville
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The foliage looks like Korean Lilac. It has been butchered with hedge shears. It should be be left to grow out more natural. Might get to big for the location- hence the butchering.

spihl
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Thanks for the reply! I appreciate it. What would happen if I cut it down to the ground in the fall?

Green Mantis
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Sounds like you should transplant it elsewhere in the yard, to get nice and big and pretty. :) Good Luck. :D

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