Keeps Hedges And Camellias Looking Tight And Compact, Reduces Plant Trimming | Tips For Maintaining Lawns And Gardens

Keeps Hedges And Camellias Looking Tight And Compact, Reduces Plant Trimming | Tips For Maintaining Lawns And Gardens

There is a product called Condense, which used to be called Bonzi. It is registered for ornamentals grown in containers, so I suggest reading the label to see if you can use it for your application and for your plant type.

I find it terrific at keeping hedges of things like Camellias looking tight and compact in large pots, or large trough like containers. It also reduces the amount of trimming these plants require. It furthermore works on many other plant types. Please read the Label. This product once sprayed on the plant has the effect of reducing its speed of growth, and basically making the plants more dense.

Once the target plant has been sprayed it will greatly reduce the trimming required, and if sprayed when the plant is half grown it will basically give you a dwarf looking plant. Eventually the plant will generally grow out of this shape. Make sure you follow the instructions on the label, as there are some important aspects to its application.

It is a shame that more work has not been done on chemicals like this for general hedge plants in Gardens. Currently the label will not allow this product to be used in gardens. It would be great if a company would do the research and apply for products like this, to have on its label, allowing its use in gardens, and particularly on hedges that respond to this chemical or similar chemicals.

It costs a lot of money to continually trim hedges, and to keep them looking tidy. To have a chemical that kept hedges and other plants tidy in a garden, with far less trimming, would be great for the landscape maintenance industry. Unfortunately, our small Australian market, and our tough labelling laws often make it unviable for companies to get label approval for the landscape industry. They tend to concentrate on the agricultural side of things.

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