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Attica, Indiana
pshabi
May 26, 2020 12:22 PM CST
I am attempting to grow lavender hedges along each side of the sidewalk leading up to our house (zone 5b). We planted two rows of 9 plants each. Out of the 18 plants, 15 are looking good so far. Green leaves, some growth, etc.

3 of the plants however look like the one in the attached picture.

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1) Will these plants make it?
2) Should I cut off /remove the dead areas or leave them be?

Thanks!



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Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
May 26, 2020 1:59 PM CST
Hello, if the plant still has some green, cut off the dead part. If the whole plant is brown, I'm sorry, but it's probably gone.
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Arico
May 26, 2020 7:20 PM CST
If there's green, there's hope. Looks like they got fried in a frost. Prune out the dead stuff and top the new growth to ge a bushier plant.
Attica, Indiana
pshabi
May 26, 2020 8:51 PM CST
Arico said:If there's green, there's hope. Looks like they got fried in a frost. Prune out the dead stuff and top the new growth to ge a bushier plant.


There was one unexpected frost right after we planted them but we had them covered with sheets.

What do you mean by "top the new growth?"

Thank you!
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gardenfish
May 27, 2020 1:23 AM CST
Just cut away the brown. Lavender in your area should not be too particularly frost sensitive, especially if they are Spanish or French lavender.
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Arico
May 27, 2020 8:12 AM CST
pshabi said:

There was one unexpected frost right after we planted them but we had them covered with sheets.

What do you mean by "top the new growth?"

Thank you!


I mean you cut back the fresh green growth, just the top to promote bushing.
Lavenders are pruned twice a year: now in spring a little trim of the tops and in summer you cut back the top again to remove spent flower stalks

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