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By Hamnett

United Kingdom Gb

When should you prune lavender and heathers please?



Anytime now. I'm going to do my lavenders at the weekend. Trim off all the heads and shape them up a wee bit without cutting too far into the plant.

Although in the past I cut all the shoots back to almost ground hieght without much problems .... I just have too many now to waste the time!

Heathers though .... I think it MAY depend on when they flower.....

21 Sep, 2010


Thank you. My lavenders have got woody - how far back can I cut into it, just to the first bit of green or even lower?

21 Sep, 2010


Personally, I took it back to the first green shoot, but I'm not an expert, (but I didn't kill them either!) I'm sure someone else can advise......

21 Sep, 2010


I don't know about heathers, but lavender won't sprout if you cut off all the leaves on a stem. I would leave at least 1/3 of the foliage.

21 Sep, 2010

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