Hellebore leaves advice please

GrannybeeGrannybee Sunny South EnglandPosts: 218
My hellebores are huge and have completely covered some smaller winter box shrubs. I would like to cut off the hellebore leaves. Will this seriously damage the plants or are they as tough as old boots? Does anyone know? 


  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 1,185
    Can you say which type they are?
    Some do not like leaves cut off, others are okay.

    I know the H. niger you should leave the leaves. But if it is them and they are huge I can't see why it would hurt to remove some.
    I would guess you might have others or big hybrids they do grow huge and I would remove some.
  • GrannybeeGrannybee Sunny South EnglandPosts: 218
    They are pink H. Niger - about 5 years old now and enormous. I did not realise they would grow so big! I might just remove the worst offending leaves to give the other shrubs some light.
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