silver mound wormwood plants - Knowledgebase Question

Albert Lea, Mi
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Question by andreaejens
July 16, 2010
Our silvermound wormwood plants grew to approximately 4'x4' and were to be 2'x2' can we cut them back?

Answer from NGA
July 16, 2010
To maintain an attractive appearance, Silvermound (Artemisia schmidtiana) should be cut back in fall or very early spring before new growth begins. It's a little late, but I'd still cut it back to encourage the development of healthy new growth. Don't prune away more than about one-third of the plant or it could take a long time to recover. Next spring, just as new growth begins, cut the plant back to within a few inches of the ground. This will renovate the plant. Best wishes with your garden!

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