Daphne Plants
Q.

Pruning Daphne

Zone Medford, Oregon 97501 | KCampbell added on June 8, 2017 | Answered

I have recently moved into a new home with an old Daphne plant by the front door. I love Daphne, but this plant is very scraggly and woody. Still blooms, but needs serious pruning. New growth and next year's blooms are at the very ends of the raggedy branches. I worry that if I prune back to a reasonable shape, I might kill the plant. What can you suggest? Thanks, Karen C

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 10, 2017

Since Daphne do well without pruning, I would access the growing conditions for this plant.
This article will help you.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/winter-daphne/pruning-winter-daphne.htm

Pruning should be done after flowering, but only prune out 1/3 of the plant each season.

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Daphne Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More