arborlad wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:40 am
imarcq wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:33 pm
I did wonder if the root would sprout next year but of course it's not going to grow back to size any year soon.
Generally speaking, an established shrub, no matter how badly it has been treated, will perform better than something newly planted. The most I would do is tidy up any poor cuts and leave it a full growing season, before making any decisions about it.
Thanks I'll leave the stump in place and see what spring brings back. The roots would be quite deep I'm guessing so I don't think removal would be very easy anyway.