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Q.Pruning A Wild Quinine Plant

Zone 37091 | Anonymous added on October 27, 2023 | Answered

My wild quiinine is 3 years old and 3 ft tall. Is the wood from each year dead and it comes back from the ground like a perienial hibiscus. Can I cut the branches to the ground?

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Answered on October 29, 2023

You can cut it back after your gardens succumb to a hard freeze or just wait till spring to cut it back if any of the stems are still standing. It is an herbaceous perennial which means it dies back to the ground in winter. It will return in spring.




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