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I have a Coronilla, and its dying, where can I buy one?


By Lis1

United Kingdom Gb

I have tried to read up on it, and from what I have read, it appears that you cannot prune it, and that it just dies.:( I would be sorry to lose it and would appreciate help or advice on how to save it, or where I can buy one, as I haven't been able to find anywhere that sells it.
Thank you

On plant Coronilla valentina



How odd, that it can't be pruned.

A friend of mine has one, she bought it from our local Garden Centre and hers seems to be doing okay on an east facing fence.
I looked it up in my reference book and there's no mention of it not to be pruned, it does say that it's not fully hardy though.
Have you pruned yours and made it 'sick' (!) or was it the cold winter that's made it 'sick' ?

21 May, 2009


No, I haven't pruned it, it has just started to die off, all over!! I had no idea it wasn't fully hardy, as it was here when we moved in 3 years ago, and has flowered beautifully every year.Had I known it could be pruned, I would have done it, but it looks so poor, I still don't know what to do! The article I read said that when it gets leggy and old, dig it up and chuck it, and I am loth to do that . The garden was very neglected and overgrown, and we have cut most stuff back with great results, it was only this article that stopped me pruning this, but it is not a happy plant now>(

21 May, 2009


You know what, Lis? If the plant has to be dug up and chucked, then you have nothing to lose by trying to prune it.

If it's been there 3 years it's obviously fairly hardy, but then again, this winter has been so horrendous it has destroyed many hardier plants and I suspect that may be the case with this.

I would rather have a go than give up totally. Give it a light prune and a good feed before chucking it.

This from the Telegraph:
In common with many other Mediterranean plants grown in our cool, damp climate, such as cistus and lavender, coronilla has a tendency to lose vigour and become woody and straggly after a few years. Young cuttings should replace old plants.

You can buy a new one from Burncoose, hun.

21 May, 2009


Many thanks, I will try that website, and the light prune as well :) Lis

22 May, 2009


You're welcome.
Let us know how you go.

22 May, 2009

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