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Carolina Gardening: Vitex: too late to prune?

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thea611
Manning, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 20, 2012
5:48 PM

Post #9050664

I never got around to pruning my vitex after it bloomed last season. Is it too late to do it now?
BSD
Conway, SC

March 20, 2012
6:13 PM

Post #9050692

I pruned my Vitex in Jan. and it is just now putting out new growth. I cut it often to use it in arrangements and it will come back and bloom again. Therefore, I don't think you will hurt it if you prune it now. Mine gets out of control real fast so I just prune when I think it needs it. Not that that is the right thing to do.

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trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 20, 2012
6:27 PM

Post #9050707

not too late at all...i prune mine all season long...nothing stops it.
thea611
Manning, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2012
4:14 AM

Post #9051064

Great, thank you! I hate to ruin those blooms, they kind of take the place of the lilacs I loved so much back in CT.
StonoRiver
Johns Island, SC

March 23, 2012
8:08 PM

Post #9054681

Chop them! You'll be amazed at their recovery. (This from a former denizon of Southbury, Conn...)

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