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My two hebes in large pots seem to have been damaged by frostb or snow and are also fairly spindly with leaves at the top but not many lower down .Can I cut this back and will it regrow

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I read somewhere that large leaved hebes dont like the frost.
I have a large leaved one and it is sulking badley. I have pruned some of the stems to see what happens. I know they dont realy like being pruned especially into old wood.
I shall let you know how I get on.

28 Feb, 2009


I have always found that mine respond to pruning even into old wood. perhaps i have just been lucky.

28 Feb, 2009


I read up on pruning Hebes and cut a straggly one hard back in May down to new shoots. It flowered really well last summer into autumn.

I have another dark-leaved one which has been badly frost-damaged and I have potted it up to see if it survives. I shan't cut it back until May.

28 Feb, 2009


i've rescued a few and lost a few. if you look down the stems you should see a few new shoots. if you cut back to these shoots it will alow the light in and they should start to grow. but i would wait till may like Spritzhenry suggests.

1 Mar, 2009

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