bare lavender stems--what can I do?

jannabeen(z5 US/z6 Canada)May 4, 2011

I have old lavender plants lining my walk. I love their fragrance and color, but I evidently did not prune them adequately/correctly. They have unsightly bare woody stems and the plants flop over the walk instead of blooming upright.

Is it too late to do anything to correct this posture problem? They are now green at the tips--I am afraid that cutting off the green will kill the plant.

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sharont(z5 can)

Usually doesn't kill them to cut back to three inches.
They'll sprout back up!

    Bookmark   May 4, 2011 at 10:34PM
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ianna(Z5b)

plenty of room for them to spring back. I normally do cut them back to a round shape. They will produce green stems from their cores and this will come up rounded. I own more than 20 lavenders in my yard.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2011 at 11:46PM
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