Salal
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Salal

Zone Victoria BC | Anonymous added on February 19, 2018 | Answered

Hello, I am wondering what will happen to my salal if I cut it all down to the ground in order to clean out the area from years of mess. Will it grow back?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on February 20, 2018

My research shows that a hard prune (cutting entire plant down) could kill the plant.
If you want to keep the plant, prune to clean it up and you can prune up to 1/3 of the plant for shape management.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/salal/growing-salal-plants.htm

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