pruning lantana - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by jgalyon
November 4, 2006
In zone 9, 20 to 30 degrees, should i cut back the lantana drastically or very moderately---only the dead leaf trailing parts?

Answer from NGA
November 4, 2006
Lantana is usually pruned lightly during the growing season (if needed to keep it tidy,) then can be pruned back by about a third in the spring just before it begins to grow again for the season if you want to cut it back harder to control size. I would wait until spring to prune as the old stems provide a bit of cold protection to the lower parts of the plant. In spring trim it back as much as you need to to remove any dead stems.

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