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i have inherited a garden with quite a few Hebes that although not very tall they have become very wide. I believe it’s not a good idea to prune them although I did take away some growth from underneath and new growth is showing. My question is do I cut right back to the new growth or would that be too much?


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,966
    You could simply remove individual stems/branches right back into the main trunk. Keep taking a look to make sure you're achieving a good shape.

    Sometimes you can prune them back quite hard and they recover, and sometimes they don't. It's often a 'cross your fingers' situation  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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