Cutless Granular
Now landscape professionals can rely on the easy-to-apply Cutless Granular formulation to reduce annual labor costs of maintaining established landscaped perennial hedges, shrubs and groundcovers.

Since Cutless Granular is a root absorbed systemic plant growth regulator, Cutless Granular should be applied within the dripline of landscape ornamentals where it can be picked up by the plant’s root system. After rate selection, calculate the area of the treatment zone by measuring the area within the dripline of the target landscape ornamental to determine the quantity of Cutless Granular required.

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Apply the product uniformly within the dripline of target landscape ornamentals using any granular spreading equipment including gravity-fed, rotary or air-driven power granular spreaders. Cutless Granular placed outside the dripline is less likely to be absorbed by the roots and limits translocation by the plant. For the best results, apply when rainfall is expected or irrigate with a minimum of 1/2 inch of water to insure proper release of the active ingredient into the soil. Avoid excessive irrigation after application. Mulch may minimize Cutless Granular contact with soil. Apply Cutless Granular directly to soil surface to maximize entry into the root-zone.

Application Timing
Apply Cutless Granular as needed for shoot growth suppression of landscape ornamentals. For best results, shape or prune plants within one to five days of Cutless Granular applications. For extremely aggressive and vigorous landscape ornamentals (e.g. jasmine, eleangus), pruning or shaping should occur five to seven days following application. Repeat applications should be applied every two to six months or when growth regulation is no longer visible.

Application Rates
Starting application rates for Cutless Granular treatments are as follows:

  • Perennial non-woody ground covers and herbaceous landscape ornamentals - 3.5 to 7.0 pounds per 1000 ft2.
    Examples include: Mexican Petunia, Lantana, Asiatic Jasmine, Plumbago, Duranta
  • Perennial woody ground covers and woody ornamentals - 7.0 to 21.0 pounds per 1000 ft2 depending on the height and mass of woody tissue present. Generally, Cutless Granular rate requirement will increase as plant height and mass of woody tissue increase.
    Examples include: Ficus, Ligustrum, Viburnum, Eleangus, Holly, Jasmine, Spirea, Ground Ivy, Vinca Minor, Hibiscus, Euonymus, Boxwood, Firebush
Landscape Ornamental† Plant height (ft)†† Cutless Granular
 (pounds/1000 ft²)   (pounds/1000 ft²) 
Perennial non-woody ground covers and Herbaceous Landscape Ornamentals 0 to 4 ft 3.5 5.6
7.0 11.2
Perennial woody ground covers and Woody Ornamental Shrubs and Hedges 0 to 4 ft 7.0 11.2
10.5 16.8
4 to 8 ft 14.0 22.4
17.5 28.0
21.0 33.6

†NOTICE TO USERS:  The rates recommended above are rate ranges of Cutless 0.33G for growth regulation of established perennial landscape ornamental and should be used only as guidelines.  The amount of Cutless 0.33G required for optimum growth regulation response is dependent upon the height and mass of woody stems, foliage volume, sunlight exposure, soil texture, rainfall and temperature conditions, and species tolerance.  The higher rate range should be considered in regions of the country with higher temperatures and longer growing seasons.  Users should evaluate Cutless 0.33G on small area prior to large scale applications to target landscape ornamentals.  Do not exceed 3 lbs. a.i./A/yr.

††Rate recommendations based on plant height are general starting rate recommendations and may vary based on plant species, growth habit, soil type, and climatic conditions.  The users should evaluate Cutless 0.33G on small area prior to large scale applications to target landscape ornamentals.

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