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Sunday - February 28, 2016

From: Savannah, GA
Region: Southeast
Topic: Pruning, Shrubs, Trees
Title: Pruning Wax Myrtle trees & bushes
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

When is the best time of year to prune Wax Myrtle trees & bushes.

ANSWER:

February (hurry, it's almost gone) is a great time to prune wax myrtles, but they can be pruned at other times just avoid hot weather to prune them.  March would certainly work.  Please also see the answer to another recent question on pruning wax myrtles.

 

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