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should euphorbia mellifera be cut back in autumn?


By Jendick

France Fr

Fairly exposed position, full sun. Survived very cold snaps and frost last winter & is multiplying of own accord. Flowered profusely from early spring into May. We cut off dead flower stalks at base in June. In mid-Oct, new growth is coming on strongly below mature leaf stalks. Should we cut back the mature growth now. Our autumn thus far has been unusually mild.



I have two of these in my front garden Jendick and i don't ever prune mine (except to deadhead).

I would say unless you want to control the shape or size just leave it alone.

13 Oct, 2009

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