We have Pozo, Winnifred, Allen, some S. leucophylla, S. apiana, and some S. sonomensis too. Pinch back young manzanitas when there is new growth — usually March and April. Botanical name. It is time for the plant to ready itself for winter. Beard is 8 years old and still looks great. Most are from the excellent book “Care and Maintenance of Southern California Native Plant Gardens” by Bart O’Brien, et al, along with some tips we’ve learned the hard way. The plant was named in 1874 by Asa Gray, honoring plant collector Daniel Cleveland. Every year they grow larger and the display becomes more spectacular. We might permanently block any user who abuses these conditions. Although it is stated in Care and Maintenance that white sage does not need any pruning except the removal of old flower stalks, my white sage grows in a spot that gets full sun in summer but shade in winter when the sun is blocked by the house. It’s not a small sage for a typical suburban landscape, but it’s a beauty in a larger perennial garden or meadowscape where it can naturalize. She continues to garden with natives, give talks, and write. (You can see why I love this sage so much here — it helped me survive the Grand Jury *cough*.) One of the greatest enjoyments we get from sage, particularly from our California native sages, is the fragrance as we brush against the plants while journeying through the garden. It does best in either full sun or with some afternoon shade (hot, inland gardens – even Phoenix, AZ). They all grew a lot this season, and I wan't to be sure to shape them early for a tidier habit next spring. Pruning Young Sages I was all set to write about stink bugs. I was all set to write about stink bugs. We have an old one, 20 feet by 20 feet. It was one of the first plants I planted, and it survived a period where I couldn't water at all during a hot summer, so I give it high marks for xeriscaping. I also prune the center so it doesn't grow too tall and then have a woody center. But don’t prune back new shoots that have appeared. The 1 that you see me pruning in the video is Salvia nemorosa (Meadow or Woodland Sage) and I’ve found this one has a very long bloom time and comes in different colors. Grow native - let your garden go wild. Here are tips on pruning California native plants, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Deputies shut down pop-up car show at Loma Linda hospital garage that drew thousands of people, Natural gas from ruptured line catches fire in Redlands; no injuries, 17-year-old boy arrested after man wounded by gunfire at Yucaipa park, Harvest Christian Pastor Greg Laurie tests positive for COVID-19 after attending Rose Garden ceremony. GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. Where are these lovely stinky things when you want them? Author of newly published book, Wild Suburbia - Learning to Garden with Native Plants, Barbara is Research Associate at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and Hort Chair of San Gabriel Mt. Contact her at linda@ifnaturecouldtalk.com. Species. And pinch when young to shape. Pruning encourages growth and this is the normal rest period for sage. • Manzanitas (Arcostaphylos spp): Do not prune during cool, wet winter months because of fungus pathogens. It is hard to see how much I removed but it was a considerable amount. just as Rosemary is a girl J ) hair style. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS. Cleveland Sage is a beautiful, fast growing and highly aromatic species of sage native to the coast of southern California and northern Baja California. Cleveland sage prefers a light to medium, well-drained soil with pH from 6.0 to 8.5. Salvia clevelandii grows 3 to 5 feet tall and 5 to 8 feet wide. Attracts hummingbirds and bees, this drought resistant perennial is perfect for naturalizing large areas. Interested in introducing native plants to your garden? You can also prune or pinch back in mid- to late spring but be careful to not take off flower buds, or you’ll be without flowers and the beautiful red berries. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I think it's a Cleveland. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Salvia Salvia. It needs pruning or it just gets bigger and bigger; we prune it … Young trees can benefit from pruning to establish good branching. Pruning for these plants is similar to that appropriate for many of the Clevelandii cultivars mentioned above (Allen Chickering, Pozo Blue, etc.). • Monkey flower (Mimulus spp. She received almost no supplemental summer water from the start. As a salvia, cousin to our kitchen sage, this plant is rich in essential oils that make it intensely fragrant, particularly when condition are hot and dry. Purple sage (Salvia leucophylla) and Cleveland and its hybrids such as Allen Chickering, Pozo Blue and Aromas can be cut back one-quarter to one-third. My hot lips just flower right through to early winter and I now know I should leave the pruning until Spring. Notice that cuts are made to the lower leaves or leaf buds. ): Pinch young, actively growing plants to shape a dense branching structure, necessary to support the flower stocks. Trim your sage plants in the springtime instead, just as new leaves begin to emerge. A mistake we made was waiting too many years before pruning our Cleveland sage … Tree pruning is a less aggressive, more subtle, form of tree trimming. Never cut into old growth that is larger than a pencil. (This lovely plant is named after a women whose first name was spelled with two n’s, though it is often misspelled in the trade.) Not only is it tasty in cooking, it's also great to use medicinally. ). • Ceanothus (often referred as wild lilac): Pinch and lightly prune in spring after flowering and when they’re producing active growth. Fast growing and highly aromatic, Salvia clevelandii (Cleveland Sage) is a rounded subshrub with arching branches boasting an abundance of tubular lavender to dark purple flowers borne in widely spaced whorls along the stems. • Other deciduous native trees such as desert willow, white alder, Chitalpa, California walnut, cottonwood, Mexican elderberry, willow: Prune in winter during dormancy. Beautiful violet-blue flower spikes cover this large bush beginning late April. (Courtesy Photo), Groundcover salvias such as this Bee’s Bliss can be pinched, before or as growth begins, to add denseness. Gracias Sage is a dwarf cross of Cleveland Sage and Salvia sonomensis. Her website www.ifnaturecouldtalk.com is dedicated to speaking for the natural world. Other names. The leaves are a substitute for culinary sage in cooking, but they have a very strong flavor and must be used sparingly. She was then groomed with a light pruning and removal of seedheads. August 3, 2012 following a bit of snipping. I am new to growing Salvias but I just love them in my garden. Some terminology for novices — pinching is removing the tip of a growing branch, and results in side branching at the point. A drought resistant perennial, Cleveland Sage is a wonderful choice for naturalizing large areas. There are exceptions noted below, but pruning in the winter months before new growth starts is often recommended. • White sage (Salvia apiana): White sage needs no pruning. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. 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Salvia clevelandii, the fragrant sage, blue sage, Jim sage and Cleveland sage, is a perennial plant that is native to Southern California and northern Baja California, growing below 900 m (3,000 ft) elevation in California coastal sage and chaparral habitat. Due to its height and drought resistance, it … Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. It is not advisable to prune sage during the fall or winter. We invite you to use our commenting platform to engage in insightful conversations about issues in our community. • Buckwheat  (Erigonium spp): Buckwheat should not be pruned. S. clevelandii - S. clevelandii is a dwarf, rounded, evergreen shrub with downy stems, ovate to elliptic or lance-shaped, grey-green leaves and, in summer, terminal whorls or short spikes of white, blue or violet flowers. For a list of culinary sage plants, see … I was just thinking that it's time to go after all the sages we planted earlier this year. Or, contact our editors by emailing moderator@scng.com. Monkey flowers can be pruned in late fall before new growth appears. If you prune later, you may remove developing flowers. (This lovely plant is named after a women whose first name was  spelled with two n’s, though it is often misspelled in the trade.) Pruning sage is not a complicated task, and with it the tools you will need for this task are easy to achieve. Thank you for easy to understand instructions. Redlands offers alternative, Dine 909: The Buffalo Spot opens 4th Inland Empire location; Thompson Brewing Co. reopens, San Bernardino County stops sending ambulances to all 911 calls as coronavirus surges, Two law enforcement officers certified as Yucaipa’s newest council members, It’s official: Here’s who won San Bernardino County elections Nov. 3, Coronavirus: Here’s what color tier each California county is in on Dec. 1. We’ve found it very helpful. It's a wonderful culinary sage, but it's important to go easy with it, since it's very strong. This will help prevent disease transmission, you will have to do it before you start pruning and every time you change plants. Spring Pruning Common Name Scientific Name Blooming Season Pruning Baja Fairy Duster Pink Fairy Duster Calliandra californica C. erioplylla Spring to fall flowering. The seedheads and many of the live stems were pruned back. Bottom: Cleveland sage flowers that were purple for most of the summer, then provided seed for birds and are ready for pruning. Just remove old flower stalks. The beautiful flower heads of Cleveland Sage cover the large southwestern native bushes for 5 or 6 weeks starting in late April. Jim sage, Cleveland sage, Fragrant sage, Mountain sage. Betsy Clebsch’s, The New Book of Salvias, provides a comprehensive treatment of native and non-native garden sages. Inner hard woody stems have lot of buds. I’ve covered a few more on my website, but for others, check O’Brien’s book. Pinch young plants to get denser, fuller habit. To be clear, the one hearty sage plant is still strong and hearty this is not injure the plant itself. Prune the heavy, woody stems in order to promote new, healthy growth, states The Old Farmer's Almanac. Cleveland sage can be cut back to one-half. By mixing these together a whole slew of cultivars come out with names like: Pozo Blue, Allen Chickering, Aromas, Celestial Blue, and Whirly Blue. (Cleveland Sage or California Blue Sage) A California native plant garden is not complete without a Cleveland Sage. What to do with green waste in the garden, Native plant nurseries in Southern California, Parks & Gardens Featuring CA Native Plants, From left to right: hummingbird sage, white sage, black sage, purple sage, Cleveland sage, Winnifred in July 2012, having survived with no supplemental water to this time. • Fremontia, sugar bush and hollyleaf cherry: Do not cut into old growth. Pruning in winter and spring causes an abundance of new growth near the pruning site and takes months to recover. Cleveland sage can be grown in containers, but I've seen it casually massed to best effect. And there are a few annual sages like chia (S. columbariae) and thistle sage (S. carduacea). There are  several wild sages that scent our sage scrub and chaparral wild lands, and make good additions to home gardens. White sage growing in full sun – as preferred – maintains a. Growing Salvia clevelandii: Cleveland Sage in hot, dry climates and Arizona and California. After blooming, remove the entire flower stalk. Minimize the amount taken, removing dead branches periodically. Don’t leave stubs. Blooming in mid spring to late summer, the fragrant blossoms are very attractive to bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and birds. As one of the largest sages, it needs enough space for it to fill in. More nurseries, including our local Cherry Valley Nursery, are now carrying them. Although we do not pre-screen comments, we reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable to us, and to disclose any information necessary to satisfy the law, regulation, or government request. Good luck with your sages. Cutting it can. Light, 2-step pruning (if needed) in late spring after first flowering. Sage bushes are fragrant additions to a garden, with striking gray-green leaves that add a punch of flavor to dishes in the kitchen. However, pinch young plants to promote fuller, denser habit. Don’t shear. We seem to have an overabundance of these non-native, nuisance pests. In all gardens, Cleveland sage is fine with a moderate layer of organic mulch. Here are some takeaways of the more popular natives that my husband and I have employed in our native-plant landscaping. • Toyon (Hetermomeles arbutifolia): Young trees should be pinched to develop a fuller appearance if desired, or leave as is for a tree shape. Sku #7201. Engelmann oaks (Quercus engelmannii) need little to no pruning. People have a tendency to overprune. Perhaps the most common and easiest-to-grow native sage is Salvia clevelandii and its numerous hybrids. I think it's time to break out the pruners, and I can almost smell the. White sage before pruning and after. Keep in mind that you must disinfect all the tools before trimming your sage. Some of the cultivars, such as Bee’s Bliss and Mrs. But alas, I could not find a single one in my house or garden to photograph. (Courtesy Photo). I have Mrs. We seem to have an overabundance of these non-native, ... (S. apiana), and Cleveland sage (S. clevelandii). LGBT Center Cleveland Blog LGBT Center Programs Health & Wellness Queer Youth Initiative Community Groups Trans Wellness SAGE Cleveland Our Stories, Our Pride Meet Tom Monday 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Coffee and discussion 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Tai Chi 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Group Discussion Wednesday 11:00 AM … SAGE ClevelandRead More » Linda Richards is a member of the Redlands Horticultural and Improvement Society and lives in Redlands. Beard which is a sonomensis cultivar. Prune in summer to early fall,  mid-July through September. This summer Winnie was allowed to stay dry until July before receiving a good soaking. For the purposes of this blog post I am going to focus on pruning white sage (Salvia apiana) and a selection of Cleveland sage called Winnifred Gilman. • California sycamore (Platanus racemosa): As with other deciduous trees, prune in winter during dormancy. Hollyleaf cherry (Prunus ilicifolia) needs only pinching, if anything. By the way, The National Garden Bureau named Salvia nemerosa plant of the year in 2019. Older plants can be pruned up or thinned to reveal branching patterns in late summer, but because exposing formerly shaded portions can lead to burning it’s better to do this slowly over years. A mistake we made was waiting too many years before pruning our Cleveland sage and it’s gotten too leggy, and pruned older stalks never resprout. In fact, there are many more sages native to California and nearby Baja California: Munz’s sage (Salvia munzii), Cedros Island sage (S.cedrosensis), and Brandegeei’s sage (S. brandegeeii), to name a few. If you cut off all the flower stalks, and water, monkey flowers will rebloom in the summer. Native to Southern California and Baja California. Shears. One exception is white sage. The optimal pruning time is winter before new growth starts. Photo: Francesca Corra Leave pathways richly edged. Salvia clevelandii - Cleveland Sage is a California native with a stunning display of lavender blue flowers in late Spring. Each month with other volunteers she weeds and cares for the So Pas Nature Park. Thanks, CV. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. However, if new shoots have already formed when you plan to cut back your sage, no pruning should be done any more. Most of those cuttings will root and become new plants. • Salvias (sages): Prune in late fall or early winter, before or as new growth begins. Manzanitas should not be pruned in winter because of fungus issues. Deadhead, but we wait until winter so birds can forage on the seeds. I watered her and she. Whenever I give talks on caring for new native gardens, this is a topic people want to learn about. These include black sage (Salvia mellifera), purple sage (S. leucophylla), white sage (S. apiana), and Cleveland sage (S. clevelandii). We have grown it successfully without watering during the summer. This particular cultivar has deeper blue flowers with a purple overlay as well as deep purple calyxes. Cuts into old growth likely won’t resprout. I used this method recently to turn a hearty Cleveland sage plant into 150 cuttings. Cleveland sage can be cut back to one-half. • California fuchsia (Zauschneria or Epilobium spp): This plant needs to be established before pruning, so don’t prune hard until the plant is a couple years old, then cut back hard every winter after blooming finishes and new growth appears. For the purposes of this blog post I am going to focus on pruning white sage (Salvia apiana) and a selection of Cleveland sage called Winnifred Gilman. Genus. The large woody stem bending to the left is in danger of splitting from the main upright stem. It’s doing fine in clay-loams and clays in Gardena and Carson gardens. Cleveland Sage Salvia clevelandii. My pruning and the re-sprouting looked like yours, this post helped assuage my fears that I had butchered the thing.

Coincidentally, my sages sit in front of a young Englemann Oak. I prune it back yearly. One exception is white sage. So, as you can imagine I’m more than a little excited that we’re about to change his (yes, I think of Sage as a boy…. Stop pruning and harvesting large quantities of sage after the beginning of September in all regions. Black Sage is one of the earliest blooming Salvias in the garden. Photos: Top: Black sage flower. There are even desert sages, though these are difficult to grow in home gardens. Salvia clevelandii, 'Winnifred Gilman' is an green sage with blue flowers set in whorls of lavender bracts.This form of Cleveland sage is native to dry slopes San Diego County (we would guess it has a little Salvia munzii in it, but as it came from Strybing Arboretum it could have a little of something else, or the form found in the wild had a little munzii in it. Give Cleveland sage space to sprawl, and you’ll be rewarded with a wonderful wildlife plant. Sage is a lovely herb. Check for branches that look like they may split apart and cut them before calamity hits. (Courtesy Photo), Ceanothus (wild lilac) such as this Dark Star can be pruned after flowering, but leave some flowers to become berries for the birds. I am excited to be joining with Wendy Kerfoot, a new b... Oregon white oak restoration project on Orcas Island, Care and Maintenance of Southern California Native Plant Gardens. A pair of gloves. Cleveland sage gets large and bushy, creating a beautiful fragrance when brushed past. (Cleveland Sage or California Blue Sage) This drought-tolerant, evergreen, California native is a compact, aromatic shrub with electric blue-purple flowers that bloom in summer. Photos by Emily Green. I saw an entertaining video on how to remove them from your house using a vacuum cleaner and the freezer. After the sage has grown new shoots and leaves in spring, you can use the fresh sage leaves for a sage tea, for example, or to flavour meals. Salvia clevelandii Cleveland Sage. It seems severe but you can cut back to 1- to 2-inch stubs. It usually starts blooming in late January and continues for about six weeks. Sugar bush (Rhus ovata) are beautiful large shrubs. The smell of sage is the smell of the California chaparral. O’Brien suggests light fertilizing a month or so after pruning if the plant is growing in infertile soils. If you see comments that you find offensive, please use the “Flag as Inappropriate” feature by hovering over the right side of the post, and pulling down on the arrow that appears. • Coast live oaks (Quercus agrifolia): Don’t overprune. But many people don’t realize California natives have different planting and pruning requirements. Your posts are so informative. Its common names include Blue sage, Fragrant sage, and Cleveland sage. Pay more attention to structure early. The other tip for pruning the purple spire variety in late summer to encourage new growth, I am just about to try. Middle: white sage and ceanothus in need of pruning, in front of sunset palms. The secrets of Cleveland Sage. It never needs pruning or dividing. Cleveland Tree is skilled in artfully pruning trees so their growth potential is enhanced and their aesthetic value improved. Salvia clevelandii. So I got online and found out that they are really bad back east. Best with infrequent watering. When pruning, use sharp pruners that are sterilized (we occasionally wipe with rubbing alcohol) and cut near to the main branch or trunk. The recommendation (taken from Care and Maintenance of Southern California Native Plant Gardens by O’Brien, Landis and Mackey, p. 118-121) for these sages is to cut back young plants by about 1/3 to 1/2 in late summer to fall or winter, after flowering and before new growth begins. I did some major pruning of a cultivar called "Alpine". A happy ceanothus that has flowered heavily will have sections of stems without leaves or branches, so cut back old flowered clusters for a denser look. Discovered in a Berkeley, California, garden, Winnifred Gilman is a fine variety of the species. Pruning sage Prune Your Perfect Sage herb Before we start - I’m (not) proud to show you my two year old deliberately unpruned and neglected Sage bush. Violet Silverleaf (or “Cloud” series) Texas Sage Prune sage in the springtime. My Mrs. Never cut large branches or trunks, “which undermines the structural integrity of the tree,” writes O’Brien. California native plants are getting more attention these days. Pruning will make way for tender new growth that will be vulnerable to the cold and may be damaged or killed. The flowers as well as the foliage of Cleveland sage are fragrant, and will release their scent if brushed up against along a path or planter edge. It should be pruned every year to encourage new growth. So that goes into the to-do box and I will write on a more useful topic: Pruning young wild sages. They also make good hedges but don’t prune heavily, with early fall pruning best. • Matilija poppy (Romneya coulteri): O’Brien says if growing vigorously after a year, prune hard, cutting back all the old stems to stubs only 3 to 4 inches from the ground. The following pictures show Winnifred from planting in January 2011 to the present. The sage is doing fine but it is a bit leggy, so I prune it to encourage a denser, tighter form. Black Sage is a California Native with similar but lighter pom-poms than Cleveland Sage. Continued pruning will cause damage, but an occasional plucking of a few leaves for Thanksgiving dinner is acceptable. To this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email see how much I but... Flower right through to early winter and I can almost smell the sage can grown... 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