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can my hebe be pruned?

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my hebe has been flowering non stop for at least 3 years/now it is 6ft high and in danger of falling down/we left pruning as it hasnt stopped flowering/but is it safe to prune it now?/i would hate to lose it/ any suggestions gratefully recieved

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I'd prune out about a 1/3 if you are worried about loosing
it. dont forget you can use the growing tips cut off as cuttings for propagation.

or cut each branch down by a bout 1/3 . give it a mulch and it should be fine.
i have a few hebes and one nearest the wall flowers most of the year too.

24 Apr, 2009


just don't cut back into old wood,
really they don't need much prunig, just to keep to shape after flowering

24 Apr, 2009


If you are going to prune it, do it in late may and go back to healthy shoots. I did one of my rather lanky ones last year and it is fine!

24 Apr, 2009


My friend's neighbour thought he was doing her a favour by hacking back her hebe, almost to the bare bones. Within a year it had bounced back and is now going great guns.

25 Apr, 2009

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