have I over-pruned my cistus reiter rock rose?

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    mirandabmirandab
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    My rock rose grew leggy and I pruned each woody branch back to between 6″ and 18″.  It is not budding yet, though my other one that did not grow so leggy is budding.  It has had a mostly dry winter without frost or much rain.  I have cleared the weeds around it and added some compost and a deep drink. Will this cistus come back?

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    jeffrycopejeffrycope
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    Hi mirandab well I know cistus doesn’t really like drastic pruning so maybe you’ve snipped a bit too much off of it! Give it another couple weeks or a month, but if nothing happens maybe prepare cuttings from your other one and get them to root?

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