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Can I prune Lavatera in autumn



Best to wait till new shoots appear from base in spring and then it can be pruned hard back. I do reduce mine a bit after flowering, however, just to keep it from whipping around in winter wind.

20 Sep, 2011


Yes - I cut mine halfway back, as I lost one in autumn gales when I didn't bother. Then in the spring, really hard back. Mine has grown about 10 ft from the base this year.

21 Sep, 2011


I do that too. The wood is quite brittle and if the branches are very long they can snap.

21 Sep, 2011


The whole shrub went, Steragram. It just ripped apart!

21 Sep, 2011

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