Pruning Crape Myrtles

Pruning Crape Myrtles

Oh no.  It is starting to happen again. Its that time of year when “Crape Murder” happens all around Central Florida. One person starts and the practice spreads down the block like the flu. And the, before you  know what happened, your neighborhood is littered with nubby-looking branches where nice plants once grew. Pruning crape myrtles has become quite the discussion and its time we set the record straight. The controversy surrounding proper crape myrtle pruning is one of the most argued aspects of landscape maintenance.  While the late winter months are the best time to prune dormant trees, very little work is necessary to prune your crape myrtles.  The University of Florida has published their recommendations for proper maintenance of these popular landscape plants to help homeowners understand the basics.… Read Full Post
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