Pruning Lavender

Posted on September 22, 2010 by Lavender World

Pruning Lavender

  • All Lavenders need to be cut back.
  • We recommend that you cut your lavender back around September time ( between 10:00am – 11:00am on September 15th!) once flowering has finished. If you have stoechas lavender (French, with the butterfly flower heads) cut back around half the green growth in March.
  • It isn’t just dead-heading your lavender. You want to prune past the flower stem, down to around half an inch above the hard wood.
  • This will encourage new growth in the Spring from the bottom of the plant.
  • The shape you have created makes a neat mound and gives structure over the winter months to your garden.
  • It is then ready for its new growth in the Spring, where you can give it a light trim just to maintain its mound shape.

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