Rosemary age??

petalstx(DFW)July 25, 2012

How long can I expect my rosemary plant/bush to live? I'll need to start thinking of a replacement. One in backyard only survived 2yrs. This one in front yard is 7yrs old.

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What a beautiful specimen! Trim it back a little from time to time (more to allow light into the centre, otherwise those central parts will all turn brown and only the tips will be green - I can see some of that brown showing through, bottom left) and your plant should last about 40 years. Otherwise, do nothing different and enjoy your rosemary for a long while yet.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2012 at 5:48PM
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You can always do cuttings to start more plants as a backup, just in case. That is a very pretty plant you have there.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2012 at 11:49AM
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Have done cuttings and made small Christmas topiaries for presents. Had best luck with cuttings in floral foam.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2012 at 5:27PM
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opal52(z7b GA)

Your Rosemary bush is very pretty. Our original (first) Rosemary Bush, which was started from seed, is 17 years old and still going strong. We have several others, all started from either layering, or taking cuttings from the original bush. To me, layering is the easiest propagation for Rosemary.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 12:40PM
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cryptid(Southern OR 7)

I did take pictures, but I'm not sure where they are, exactly, at present, however we did have a monstro-large sage shrub that was at least 20+ years old at our former residence prior to where we live now. It was a marvel indeed! Never gave it any special treatment. Just watered it generously during the summer.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 2:18AM
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