will heather take a mid-summer trim?

mattkimeJune 21, 2008

i have some i planted last year and some i planted this year. the ones planted last year are growing FAST and I'm afraid they'll push out the younger plants which haven't had a chance to establish themselves.

can i give the older heather a mid summer trim? I'm fairly certain that the plants in question are erica vulgaris.



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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

The best time to shear heather/heath is right after they bloom and before they put out their new growth.

If you shear now, they may not bloom but they will likely live.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2008 at 12:26PM
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I think it might be some hard but planting is an art and before start planting need to know how about it.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2012 at 6:37AM
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