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04/01/2013 at 10:35

My quite impressive Zebra Grass has looked great all summer and winter (although it's gone brown now) - do I need to prune it yet (or at all??)  Thanks

04/01/2013 at 12:04

We cut our grasses down to the ground in February, weather permitting. Evergreen ones only have the dead leaves and old flowering stems removed for 2 years and then they are cut right down. It seems to work for us.

04/01/2013 at 12:36

I cut my down to ground level as soon as we see new shoots showing.

04/01/2013 at 13:16

That's great, thanks for your help.

04/01/2013 at 15:20

I leave mine untill the bad cold weather has gone,leaving the tops on helps to protect the plant from some of the ravages of winter.It works for me tho I'm no expert ,good luck.

04/01/2013 at 15:32

Thanks, I'll keep that in mind

04/01/2013 at 17:57

The only thing you need to watch, if you leave it late, is damaging the new shoots when you cut back the old. More of a problem if like me, you use elctric hedge trimmers to do the job.

04/01/2013 at 18:06

That's right, Berghill - grasses are one of the few plants which grow from the base of the leaf, so if you cut the tops of the new shoots off, they carry that damage all season.

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