Leggy 3 Yr Lavender - Knowledgebase Question

Shakopee, MN
Question by Monauc
December 29, 1999
My 3 year lavender bloomed beautifully last year, but was
quite leggy. Do I divide it or cut it back?

Answer from NGA
December 29, 1999


Lavenders have a tendency to get quite woody after 3-4 years. Cut back no more than 1/3 of the plant in early spring just as new growth starts, as lavenders do not easily bush out from old wood. Layering is the easiest way to propagate new lavender plants.

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