How Plant Meatballs Happen, Or Reducing Dependency On Foreign Oil!

Rhaphiolepis indica has a fairly nice natural shape which can be further improved by a modest amount (one or two snips) of heading back:
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Oddly, you'd never know about the natural shape of the Rhaphiolepis judging by the specimens in this neighborhood.  How does it happen that they are mostly cubes, meatballs, biscuits, or eclairs?
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Because too many of them were planted in an area too small for their ultimate natural size.  It's that simple.  Plant annuals or short-lived perennials around the correct number of shrubs determined by their mature size, and save lots and lots and lots of gasoline, because a guy won't be buzzing your shrub with his gasoline-powered shears every few weeks for years and years and years.  You would think we could figure that out.
 

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