SePRO Corporation has announced the introduction of Cutless Granular, a landscape growth regulator. Cutless Granular is registered with the U.S. EPA for systemic growth suppression of woody ornamental plants and perennial ground covers, resulting in a more compact growth form and reduced need for trimming.
According to SePRO, Cutless Granular contains the active ingredient flurprimido, which interferes with the biosynthesis of gibberellic acid (GA), a plant growth hormone responsible for cell elongation and division. By disrupting GA biosynthesis, cell elongation and division are suppressed, resulting in reduced shoot growth and internode length in landscape ornamentals.
Also according to SePRO, Cutless Granular improves the overall shrub shape and generates fuller more attractive plants by stimulating branching and promoting darker green foliage. Plants treated with Cutless Granular will require less trimming and will reduce annual labor costs for maintaining landscaped shrubs, hedges and groundcovers. Cutless Granular will be available in March of 2005.