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Sunburned Oregano

Posted by rebecca_grow (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 3, 07 at 21:08

The AZ heat burned my oregano so I dug it up, put it in a pot, and placed it under a tree to shade it. It is growing new leaves, however, it has quite a bit of residual burned/dried leaves and branches. Should I prune them off to help the new leaves?

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RE: Sunburned Oregano

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Fri, Aug 3, 07 at 21:53

Is the new growth lower down then than the burned parts?

If so, I'd cut it back to healthy growth. I pruned back an established clump just before a hot (for us) stretch of weather one year and mine burned like crazy too after I exposed the protected parts to weather. I pruned recovered just fine.

RE: Sunburned Oregano

The burned stuff isn't doing anything any harm....if you are not sure how to trim it, don't. It won't do anything for or against the new leaves.
Linda C

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