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I pruned my Anisodontea capensis Elegans Princess drastically in early spring but it hasn't  produced any new growth and looks dead,! I only bought it last year and it was doing very well until l cut it back.
Did l do the wrong thing?


  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,494
    I suspect you might have done, sadly...  it's described as a half-hardy perennial, and in general it's best not to prune anything tender until the weather has warmed up in spring.  Hardy only to 0-5C, so if you live anywhere with frosts and have grown it outside, it's likely not to have survived the winter anyway, I'm afraid.
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • Thank you, l think you're probably right. I wish l hadn't pruned it but did lots of research which all suggested pruning in early spring. We live in Herefordshire with mild winters and the plant was still flowering over the winter. So sad to lose it.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze South NottsPosts: 1,614
    I live in South Notts and agree it is a beauty. Sadly not hardy here.
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