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Q.A Heather field

Zone Mill Creek, Washington (west side of Washington close to Puget Sound) | Kathy Hamilton added on January 28, 2018 | Answered

I have just moved into a home with a large mound of heathers with many colors. They are beautiful, but need some maintenance. The mounds are from 1-3 feet high, with some dead areas as well. I hope that it does not need to be pulled out and started over. From what I read they should not be pruned back shorter than the green stems. Is that correct? I am thankful for any help that you can bring. thank you, Kathy Hamilton

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Answered on January 29, 2018

Heather doesn't usually need any pruning at all, but if you are going to clean it up some, then you are correct. Here is an article that will give you more information on the plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/heather/growing-heather.htm

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