Pruning lavender

Asked March 22, 2018, 9:55 AM EDT

Hello, I have a lavender plant in container outside. It seems to have survived the winter. I now realize I should’ve pruned it back before winter but didn’t know I was supposed to. What should I do now, let it be or prune it? Thanks!

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

Wait until you start to see the first new growth on your lavender plant in the spring. Then you can prune. If there are any dead branches, those can be pruned out at any time of the year.

Here is additional information about lavender from the University of Vermont Extension.