Pruning Lavender

Ilona Erwin

One thing I didn’t realize when first growing lavender was how important it is to thin out and lightly trim back the shrubs. The information that it should not be cut back into old wood was something I’d adhered to, but not the importance of creating a more open plant. This is the same idea that is used for pruning fruit trees! Who knew that lavender needed the same treatment?
Now you do.

See These Pages For How To Grow And Use Lavender:

The Lavender pageGrow More Lavender

Thin it out with judicious pruning within the plant- lavenders like air!
Need the plant profile with basic information on growing lavender?

where to cut

Source: finegardening .com

Helpful How-To Videos

I found this very helpful video on pruning lavender and giving it a good start in your garden. Enjoy!




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Ilona Erwin

I started working on this website beginning in 1998, when it was part of Ilona's Reflecting Pool. Since then I've branched out into a number of online endeavors and work at writing lots of content for my sites. "Ilona's Garden" remains my primary site and is dedicated to home gardener's success.