russian sage - Knowledgebase Question

Golden, Co
Question by sheriakes
April 4, 2010
I have 2 russian sage bushes in my new landscape. Do I have to cut them to the ground every year or just let them lie on the ground till they bud and start to grow again? They always seem to be lying on the ground.

Answer from NGA
April 4, 2010


Pruning is not required but your shrubs will become quite overgrown within a few years. If you cut them back each spring before new growth begins your Russian sages will develop into thick, dense shrubs and will be less likely to flop over during the summer months. You can cut them down to within about six inches of the ground.

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