Rosemary Plants

Rosemary Care and Pruning


WilliamSibleyJr added on October 29, 2011 | Answered

I have two established Rosemary plants planted in ground near pond. I realize after viewing your web site I have watered too, too much. How should I go about trimming back the growth that looks dead. I will turn off drip system to plants for now. Zone is central Arizona.


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Nikki
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Answered on October 30, 2011

Rosemary shrubs normally do not respond well to rejuvenation pruning. That being said, be aware that there is a chance you will lose the shrub, which is possible anyway due to the overwatering. This article should help you with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/rosemary/pruning-rosemary.htm

In the event that the plant does not make it, you may want to take a few cuttings in order to start new plants. This article will help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/rosemary/how-to-propagate-a-rosemary-plant.htm

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