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I have 3 young plants of each the euphorbia and acanthus mollis which are looking worse for wear after the winter, what should I do to rejuvenate these please?

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  • Posted: Tue. 22nd February 2011 13:38

Re: Euphorbia Silver Swan and acanthus mollis

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Kathy
Your Euphorbia has an H3 (almost borderline H4) hardiness rating so it definitely didn't like this winter. Though evergreen and usually doesn't need much pruning other than removing faded flower shoots, I would go ahead and cut it back to strong buds in early spring, once you notice new shoots emerging. The Acanthus is hardier and since it is such a tough, vigorous grower, there shouldn't be any problem with cutting back tatty, dead leaves in spring once you see new shoots coming up.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Tue. 22nd February 2011 20:18