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Q.My Bush Ice Plant Is Growing Taller Than Expected, Can I Cut It Back ?

Zone 95207 | froggiebabe added on May 1, 2020 | Answered

I planted the Bush Ice Plant in my front yard to replace my lawn. It’s been doing good for couple of years now, but it has grown taller than I’d like and looks unkept. My question is can I cut it back to make it more even without killing it?

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Answered on May 4, 2020

Without killing it- yes. Without destroying its ability to flower- I would suspect that it will keep it from flowering, unless you waiting until after it did so to cut it.

Keep in mind that it will grow back to the same height, though. The height of the plant is set by genetics (mainly), so when choosing a plant be sure that it stays within an acceptable size range before planting.

Here is an article that will help you with the care of the plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/ice-plant/growing-hardy-ice-plant.htm

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