Lavender Plants

Problem With My Lavender

saint001 added on June 1, 2012 | Answered

I pruned my lavender back as normal, but all the new growth is on the top of the plant, not all over as normal. Why has this happened?

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Answered on June 4, 2012

After a time, lavender tends to get very woody at its base. It is not as likely to have new growth on very woody stems. The stems closer to the top are not as woody, so they will produce new growth better.

You may want to consider either replacing the whole plant or starting a regimen of rejuvenation pruning where you remove the oldest stem or two each year to encourage new younger stems to grow from the base.

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