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FLOWERING SHRUBS--PRESERVATION

To enjoy flowering shrubs as cut specimens, prune in the early morning, remove all foliage beneath the water line. Lightly pound stems with a hammer or mallet to aid in water absorption. Place in a tall container and place in cool, dark location for longest life.

A floral preservative can be used to prolong the cut limb's life.

See: Flower preservatives

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