lavendar - Knowledgebase Question

Saratoga, Ca
Question by psrokes
July 16, 2010
When and how should I prune or trim my lavendar?


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Answer from NGA
July 16, 2010

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Lavenders are usually pruned in mid spring to tidy away any winter killed branches and to gently shape them. The only caution when trimming lavenders is to cut only into the parts of the branches that have foliage. If you prune back to a woody stem you may not get any new growth. Then,i mmediately after blooming, trim away the faded blooms and wiry stems by lightly shearing the plant all over. This should help promote additional blooming. The only time you should not prune lavenders is in the fall. This may promote late season growth that will not have enough time to mature before the winter arrives.

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