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When to prune lavender plant?

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When to prune lavender plant?




It is too late to prune my lavender now? What should I do?

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Hello @charlotte1


Thank you so much for sharing your question about pruning your lavender.


The general practice for pruning Lavender is usually before winter. However, this is not a fixed rule, Lavander as a plant is very forgiving, and they are very hardy. Removing dead branches and clearing the bottom of the plant of debris to promote airflow is always good. Over-pruning is not recommended, trimming off the old outer branches and leaving the fresh blooms should be sufficient. 


Here is a handy link to guide you: How to plant, grow and harvest lavender


Let me tag our experienced member @Adam_W for his recommendation.


If you need more advice or recommendation, please let us know.




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Re: When to prune lavender plant?

Hi @charlotte1 definitely needs a haircut...
If you are past any frosty weather or it's in a sheltered spot then yes, prune it now. One thing with pruning lavender though is never go below the last leaves as it's unlikely to re-shoot if you do..

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