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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Apr 5, 2017 10:47 AM CST
I read that you can prune stephanotis in late winter/early spring. Today is April 5th...........is it too late to prune mine and repot it, giving it a taller obliesk to ramble on? This is the plant last summer.


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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Apr 5, 2017 10:49 AM CST
It's beautiful, Anna! I can't help you, but I love it. It was my wedding flower. I haven't ever grown it, but may give it a try since you've showed your plant.
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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Apr 5, 2017 10:51 AM CST
Well, it is WAY overgrown on that small obliesk............I suppose I would have to cut it back pretty hard to get it to grow on a larger one.
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Apr 5, 2017 11:14 AM CST
I'd repot it and give it a higher trellis to climb. Is the scent intense? I saw some outdoors in Florida, and the scent was so nice.
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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Apr 5, 2017 11:42 AM CST
Yes, I want to do that, but it would involve a pretty vicious pruning.............LOL

The scent is not heavy, at least not that I notice when it's outside.
Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Apr 5, 2017 11:52 AM CST
Gee, it would be a pitty to cut off all those pretty blooms. Can you extend its trellis?
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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Apr 5, 2017 12:06 PM CST
It's not blooming now.......
Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Apr 5, 2017 12:41 PM CST
Oh, that makes it easier.
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Apr 5, 2017 12:46 PM CST
Here in Nj mine is budding now in the greenhouse, so I wouldn't cut it in the Spring. Is yours perhaps also budding? I cut mine after it is done blooming.
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Apr 5, 2017 2:55 PM CST
I don't think it's budding but I will look closer when I go up later. I've seen bunches of new leaf clusters. I don't think it has ever bloomed while in the greenhouse. It waits till it is outside.

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