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How to prune Crape Myrtles...

So how do I prune my crape myrtle?        One of the ongoing questions that we face is: "How to prune my crape myrtle?" Each year many of these beautiful trees are butchered by unaware contractors and home owners. This butcher method is also known as crape murder. Some people believe that this is the only way to get their crape myrtle to bloom. An improperly pruned crape myrtle, in some cases, produces long new branches that are not able to support the weight of... Read More
Posted by Kristyn Jones at Wednesday, February 13, 2013

What’s the best time to prune?

For the most part, it's best to wait till early spring for major pruning. The exception: shrubs that bloom in very early spring should be pruned directly after they finish blooming to avoid losing the bloom period for that year. Shrubs that bloom in late spring or early summer can be pruned in early spring. Read More
Posted by at Wednesday, May 26, 2010