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Jun 16, Once your lavender plant has had one year to establish itself, you’ll need to prune it once a year. The best time for when to prune lavender is in the spring just as the new growth is starting to come in. How to Prune Lavender. When pruning lavender, it’s important to start out with a sharp, clean set of pruning shears.
Wipe down the blades of your pruning shears with rubbing alcohol or bleach. Aug 18, Marianne Binetti demonstrates the mid-summer pruning of Lavender plants, as well as shares a resourceful way to use the harvested shrubclean.barsted in lear. Aug 21, Cut off about 2/3 of the plant’s height or to just above the bottom two sets of leaves on each stem.
Take care not to cut into the woody part of the plant which can cause damage. Twice a year pruning will keep your plant healthy and compact.
Lavender, zone 5 – 9Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Cutting back the old Lavender flower stems can be done anytime after flowering to remove the old flower stems and improve the plants appearance. You should cut an inch or two into the green leafy growth to give the plant a more compact shape and encourage dense growth.
Shape the plant into a slightly mounded cushion. This same rule may be applied to dead wood or branches when pruning Lavender bushes. You may trim out dead growth at anytime you. Dec 04, How To Cut Back Lavender. Start your spring lavender pruning by removing any dead wood or branches that are damaged or diseased. Then cut back the plant by removing 1/3 of the length of each branch. Try to leave 2/3 of the length of each live branch on the plant. Cutting back lavender is easiest with a pair of handheld pruning shears.
These are my favorite ones to use:Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. When you’re pruning lavender plants that are established, aim to remove at least one-third of all growth. With older plants, you can cut back to a point that’s three leaf pairs above the woody stem area. Don’t cut into the woody area, because the buds on those stems won’t shrubclean.bar: Julie Martens Forney.
Jun 15, You’ll usually find brown branches at the base of the plant. Remove them only when they are truly dead. Never cut them back, hoping to stimulate new growth. The plant cannot produce new growth from the woody parts. When you’re pruning woody lavender plants, it’s also a good idea not to prune all of the plant at the same time. Jul 02, Cut lavender stems back after they finish flowering for the first time to encourage a second flush of blooms.
Shape your plant as desired, cutting.