leave dead shrub roots in ground?

QuestionsHow to growTrees and ShrubsFrost damageleave dead shrub roots in ground?
Anne Cooney asked 10 years ago

Viburnums were killed by frost last winter. Problems if I leave roots in the ground? If so , remedy?I would like to plant Viburn again or Red Robin. Also I want to grow apple trees near where I cut down a Hibiscus the roots of which are in ground. Forsee any problems?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
If the shrubs are dead, the roots, if left, will rot away in due course and the risk of any disease is minimal.

If any shrub sprouts that you don’t want, apply Roundup to the re-growth.