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Vines and Climbers: Sun Parasol crimson mandevilla- cut back ?

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crazyhorse_ca
Halifax, NS
(Zone 5a)

March 7, 2010
8:14 AM

Post #7610607

I have this vine. Was a patio plant last summer with amazing growth and never ending blooms. I brought it in before frost (Canada)
and put in window. Was fine for awhile and then proceeded to drop all of its leaves. I thought it had died, but no it is budding from various areas, but on distal parts of last years growth. Should I cut it back hard ? Will growth then start from the base of the plant.
KayJones
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2010
2:23 PM

Post #7611398

I live in Florida and have mine just outside my patio door. I asked a horticulturalist at our garden club this question - he said WAIT until it totally leafs out, then cut off all the branches that are obviously dead. For me, that will be sometime in mid-April.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

March 7, 2010
3:27 PM

Post #7611544

Ooops I might have been to quick, with trimming mine down. But only cut half off. It has started to put out new shoots. It has lost a lot of the old leaves though.
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 9, 2010
5:35 PM

Post #7617033

I keep my mande's in the greenhouse and always cut them back to about 2 - 3 inches for the winter. Mine are just starting to put on new growth.

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mjsponies
DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL
(Zone 8b)

March 10, 2010
2:24 AM

Post #7617901

I was wondering about that too. Mine is dropping leaves but had buds on it too, actually one has opened already, and a ton of new growth. I had meant to cut it back over the winter, but never got around to it. Think I'll do the same as Kay...

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