Triming New Zealand Flax - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by carrieandfra
June 16, 2005
I have a 6 foot tall new Zealand Flax. Can I simply cut it back?

Answer from NGA
June 16, 2005
You can cut down the clump and new growth will begin in a few weeks. After cutting it down, you may want to dig the roots and divide the plant. Phormium grows as wide as it does tall and occasionally outgrows its garden spot. This would be a good time to dig and divide.

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