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carex [japanese sedge] spring pruning????

Posted by grandma_gardener_02 zone 6, NE PA (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 23, 10 at 21:06

We let our carex hachioensis evergold variegated japanese sedge go last fall after they got to look like the"Thing"☺ However, spring is being "sprung" here and we are wondering how to prune it. Would appreciate any help. Don't want to do too much or too little. Also not sure of the timing.


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RE: carex [japanese sedge] spring pruning????

Cares should be pruned in the winter to cut back the DEAD growth. The NEW growth emerges in the spring. if you did not prune it in the winter, just give it a "hair cut" Grasses are alot like us...with split ends. If it looks bad just cut it out!


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RE: carex [japanese sedge] spring pruning????

  • Posted by mxk3 z5b/6 MI (My Page) on
    Wed, Mar 24, 10 at 5:40

I treat them like ornamental grasses - cut them down to the ground in late winter/early spring before new growth starts to emerge.


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RE: carex [japanese sedge] spring pruning????

Thanks. Glad it's not a big deal.


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