How to Prune CA Buckwheat

My most popular blog posts were on pruning sages, here and here. Clearly people are interested in, and possibly confused about, how to prune native shrubs. Many of the wild sages that are used in native gardens (Salvia clevelandii, S. leucophylla and cultivars of both, to name a few) are fast growing, woody shrubs. Experts suggest that gardeners should prune and shape these plants when they are young, before they grow these woody stems. The wood does not always grow new leaves, so pruning into it can expose dead branches on a misshapen plant. On the other hand, I have seen some...

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