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When is the proper time to trim CMs?

SNAPPER MAN

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Spring, Texas
We have already started pruning crape myrtles, february is when you are supposed to down here.
 

anotherturfgeek

LawnSite Member
Location
nc foothills
February is the best.
 

anotherturfgeek

LawnSite Member
Location
nc foothills
Just noticed you are in AL. I lived in B'Ham for awhile and February is best there too!
 

Dugann

LawnSite Member
Location
Mena, Arkansas
We do ours in Feb, but when ever the plant is dormant as a rule of thumb.
 

Sweet Tater

LawnSite Silver Member
I'd like to hear what everyone considers the prime time to prune Crape Myrtles. Do you go by a certain month or temperature?
I have had good luck doing them in Oct and March in N Ms
 

Turf Dawg

LawnSite Gold Member
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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