How to protect a Gunnera during winter

september 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

The beautiful Gunnera with its striking large leaves is hardy to about -20°C (-4°F) with minimal winter protection. In this article, we show you how to prepare the Gunnera for the winter.

Step 1

  • cut every leaf as low as you can

Step 2

  • cover up the hearth of the Gunnera with dry organic material as dried leaves
  • turn the cut off Gunnera leaves upside down and place them over the organic mulching layer. This will keep the layer underneath dry and prevent it from be blown away.

NB. You can also invert these steps by placing the Gunnera leaves first and then the mulching layer but it will be more sensitive to wind!

Step 3

  • cover up with something waterproof (and big enough) as a huge container or plastic sheet.

©La Palmeraie

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