When is the proper time to trim CMs?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by SMITHSCAPE, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. SMITHSCAPE

    SMITHSCAPE LawnSite Member
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    I'd like to hear what everyone considers the prime time to prune Crape Myrtles. Do you go by a certain month or temperature?
     
  2. SNAPPER MAN

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
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    We have already started pruning crape myrtles, february is when you are supposed to down here.
     
  3. sunray

    sunray LawnSite Member
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    In my yard, anytime I want too.
    Their like weeds you can't kill them and they grow like crazy.
     
  4. anotherturfgeek

    anotherturfgeek LawnSite Member
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    February is the best.
     
  5. anotherturfgeek

    anotherturfgeek LawnSite Member
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    Just noticed you are in AL. I lived in B'Ham for awhile and February is best there too!
     
  6. Snapper Pro

    Snapper Pro LawnSite Member
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    I always trim mine in Feb.
     
  7. Dugann

    Dugann LawnSite Member
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    We do ours in Feb, but when ever the plant is dormant as a rule of thumb.
     
  8. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have had good luck doing them in Oct and March in N Ms
     
  9. SMITHSCAPE

    SMITHSCAPE LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for all of the replies. I had heard February, but wanted to make sure.
     
  10. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    I just hoping you are talking about removing the old pods and are not going to commit "Crape Murder". I just hate it when people start cutting the bigger branches on the upper parts of Crapes.
     

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