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when and how to prune mallow plant


By Rannoch

United Kingdom Gb

location central scotland

On plant Lavatera



Hi Rannoch and welcome we're somewhat further north than you. Prune in the spring.

11 Oct, 2009


yes i agree mg. cut it down as hard as ypu like, they are pretty tough.

11 Oct, 2009


Is it different in the north, then? I usually take mine back by about a third as soon as the flowers finish, to avoid wind-rock, then prune hard in the spring!!

11 Oct, 2009


I'm not sure obout this but is Mallow the one that only last about four years? I also cut mine down to a third but take cuttings after a few years. I have had them die on me when they get big.

12 Oct, 2009


Don't think it is different in the north Spritz - just checked and it says spring. Mind you if your plant is thriving keep cutting it when you do :-)

12 Oct, 2009


Yes, I will - it can get very windy here! I've had 'branches' breaking off at the base in the past!

12 Oct, 2009


Ouch not good...

12 Oct, 2009

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