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when is the right time to prune crypt myrtle trees

on Feb 11, 2011
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  • Brent B
    Brent B Woodstock, GA

    The best time to trim is late winter or early spring - just before new growth starts. The last thing you want is to have a week or two of warmth where they start to emerge, Expand Text... followed by freezing temperatures that immediately kills them

  • James A
    James A Roswell, GA

    They bloom on new growth, so cut before any growth occurs. Mine missed a couple of years trimming and they are HUGE. The branches sag from the weigh of the flowers and break off in high winds. So don't miss your trimming!

  • Sean W
    Sean W Atlanta, GA

    Brent is correct, you can trim back pretty aggresivly and they fill out well the next year.

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