You can do this once in the late summer or early fall.
Mar 22, Overgrown plants can be pruned back to about a third of their height (and spread if necessary). You can also lightly trim lantana plants periodically throughout the season to stimulate new growth and encourage flowering.
This is usually done by trimming lantana tips back about one to three inches ( to cm.).
In colder climates, plants can be overwintered indoors in a cool room or basement.
Cut back the woody stems of your lantana to 6 to 12 inches above the ground to give it a fresh start when the shrub is overgrown or did not bloom well the season before. In areas where lantana is winter hardy but dies to the ground, pruning lantana stems in spring is vital to maintaining plant health. Cut stems back to 6 or 12 inches tall.
After pruning lantana, water and fertilize to encourage new growth. When stems show 6 inches of new growth, remove the tips to promote branching, which leads to more shrubcleanup.bar: Julie Martens Forney. Nov 17, Avoid pruning hardy Lantana plants in the fall as this will almost always ensure death of the plant. Wait to prune until new growth begins to emerge in spring. At this time, you can use your bypass hand pruners to cut the dead stems back to just above the point of green growth.
Lantana Lantana sp. Spring through fall. Renewal pruning - Can be cut to ground in March to remove frost-damaged wood. Can prune during growing season to control shape, if necessary. Natal Plum Carissa grandiflora Flowers on new growth in early summer. Renewal pruning of dead wood or frost damage in early Feb.- March.
In all other zones with killing frosts and frigid winters, lantana care hinges on treating plants as annuals.
Remove offshoots orFile Size: 27KB. Pruning lantana: Where grown as a perennial, plants will become woody shrubs or groundcovers. In early spring, cut out dead wood and prune back by a third to stimulate new growth.
As an annual, lightly prune to shape as needed or if it outgrows a space. Pinch stem tips to encourage branching and flower production. Deadheading:Estimated Reading Time: 7 mins.