lavendars - Knowledgebase Question

Saratoga, Ca
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Question by psrokes
July 16, 2010
The center of my lavendar is turning gray
and is dried out. The tops of the branches are fine. What should I do?

Answer from NGA
July 16, 2010
It sounds as though your plant is getting leggy, which can happen if you don't shear it back in spring and once again after it has finished flowering. As long as you keep it trimmed it will put out new growth and not get leggy. Once the stems drop their foliage and the bark thickens, no new stems or leaves will develop on that part of the plant. Just continue to shear your plant back twice and year and eventually the new growth will become thick enough to cover the bare insides of the plant.

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