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will heather take a mid-summer trim?

Posted by mattkime brooklyn, ny (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 21, 08 at 15:46

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.

thanks,
matt


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RE: will heather take a mid-summer trim?

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.


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RE: will heather take a mid-summer trim?

I think it might be some hard but planting is an art and before start planting need to know how about it.


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