The Q&A Archives: Pruning Euryops

Questioner's Location: Grandview, WA
Date: March 3, 2004

Question: I have a plant called green leaved Euryops and need to know how to prune it.


 Euryops is an evergreen shrub with daisylike flowers. It usually has a mounded growth habit and can be cut back in late spring or early summer to help maintain a compact size. You can also trim it back all through the growing season by cutting off the spent flowers along with several inches of stem. If yours has never been trimmed, it may be a bit rangey. Remove about one-third of the growth, either with a hedge trimmer or hand pruners. Your Euryops will respond by producing two flowering stems at the point where each stem was cut. Enjoy your plant!

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