leggy hebe

Discussion in 'Woody Plants' started by parkeey, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. parkeey

    parkeey Active Member

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    shall i prune this hebe now, there is shoots comming from the bottom, they r quite leggy and dont look right???
     

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    martinpribble Active Member

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    I would trim it. Get rid of all the leggy bits and it *should* come back more compact and bushier
     
  3. KarinL

    KarinL Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    It's a few years overdue, looks like. I'm no expert on hebes, but in some plants fall pruning can generate a growth spurt, and new growth won't harden off before winter if I understand correctly. On the other hand, the new shoots already sprouting from the bottom should be hardy enough. If not now, then in the spring definitely take off a good few of those leggy sprouts at their base.
     
  4. GreenLarry

    GreenLarry Active Member 10 Years

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    I take it that hebe takes pruning well? I have a small one that I moved from a bad spot to one with better conditions but its very leggy. I didn't prune at the time as it was,and still is flowering.
     

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