Leucophyllum frutescens - pruning needed, but which way?

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Alisdair

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Re: Leucophyllum frutescens - pruning needed, but which way?
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2018, 09:59:21 AM »
Fermi, I'm so glad Mike's answered this! At least ten years ago we planted one in the unwatered part of our hot south-facing garden in the south of Greece (just giving it monthly heavy waterings in its first year). Exposed to sun in that hot position (and not mulched or anything) it has survived even the longest hot summer droughts. But that's all - survived. It's barely grown an inch in all that time. So basically our experience seems to be how NOT to do it!
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Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and former president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society

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Fermi

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Re: Leucophyllum frutescens - pruning needed, but which way?
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2018, 01:01:32 PM »
Too much of a chicken to try planting it out in summer :-[
It was in flower when we got it in early summer and has now started to re-bloom
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Re: Leucophyllum frutescens - pruning needed, but which way?
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2018, 10:30:49 PM »
Very nice. I do hope it continues to smile upon you, Fermi

Mike
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Geologist by Uni training, IT consultant, Referee for Viola for Botanical Society of the British Isles, commissioned author and photographer on Viola for RHS (Enc. of Perennials, The Garden, The Plantsman).
I garden near Polis, Cyprus, 100m alt., on marl, but have gardened mainly in S.England