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Q.Cut back begonias?

Zone 5 | Pcelders added on March 26, 2012 | Answered

I overwintered container begonias in a sunny room, and now they are very leggy. Can I cut them back, and if so how much?

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Answered on March 27, 2012

They can be cut back in spring with leggy growth being trimmed back to about pot level (or 2-3 inches), which will promote new growth and a more compact form.

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