Winter Daphne

Winter Daphne


Anonymous added on March 21, 2018 | Answered

We have 3 winter daphne bushes that need to be reduced in size. The outer portion of the bushes have leaves and flowers. The inner parts have only bare wood. If we cut these bushes back to an acceptable size, will they continue to grow and flower? After they are cut back, they would have only woody stems showing. Will the leaves and flowers regenerate?


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on March 22, 2018

Daphne blooms on old growth, so cutting it back shouldn't be a problem. The bigger concern is timing. If you have to prune your Daphne, it's best to do it after it's finished blooming, which ought to be coming up for you. You can read all about cutting back a Daphne plant in this article:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/winter-daphne/pruning-winter-daphne.htm

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