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Re: My Loropetalum plus a tool for trimming the tips of palm leaflets ( and the tips of Yuccas ) :
Posted by jay-mid-md on 9/25/2017, 9:44 pm, in reply to "My Loropetalum plus a tool for trimming the tips of palm leaflets ( and the tips of Yuccas ) :"
Until tonight, I thought no one else did that with Yucca tips.
My shears have the same curved blade shape and notches. I use it almost daily all over the yard in the growing season. Mostly on edging. Before this I used tin snips. Mine doesn't grip the Yucca tips but I haven't tried it on the curved area. I will try it tomorrow. Thanks for that info. On each blade I trim off 1/2" to 3/4".
There are 4 crowns on 3 Gloriosa Yuccas I trim the tips on. One of which I trim about 4-5x per year. If I drop the tips they don't seem to rot. So I'm careful with them. I put them in a small bucket and then a sandwich bag which goes in the trash. I don't need to trim the tips on my other Yucca varieties because they bend if pressure is on the tips. The Gloriosas don't bend. They stab! Except for some speckles each winter, they don't care how cold it gets and they grow quickly when warm.
J mid-md z7a
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