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Too late to prune lavender?

SophieKSophieK Posts: 244
I waited until my lavender stopped flowering, but it was quite late (in November), and I suspect I was a bit of a wuss and did not prune enough so should I go ahead and prune a bit more drastically or has that ship sailed?
Thank you for your advice


  • tui34tui34 Posts: 3,289
    I just snip the flower stems.  

    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • edhelkaedhelka Posts: 2,350
    I prune in late winter, as much as I can (leaving less than an inch of green growth). Sometimes I do light deadheading earlier, just to tidy the plants. Lavenders here also flower for a long time.
  • We visited a garden in Suffolk last year & they had lavender that was 40 plus years old . They prune hard in late February just leaving the minimum green to regrow,  as long as you don't go into the brown it should be ok.
    AB Still learning

  • SophieKSophieK Posts: 244
    OK, so the light pruning I did last month is probably enough for now and I'll take your advice and wait till Feb/late winter for a more drastic chop. Thank you very much for your feedback everyone!
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