Loropetalum
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pruning loropetalum

Zone Andrews N C zone 7 | Anonymous added on September 5, 2019 | Answered

I purchased a lorapetalum but it is scraggly looking ..I know you prune after the flowers in the spring ..my question is can I prune it now or do I wait until it flowers in the spring?

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on September 6, 2019

Loropetalum blooms on old wood so pruning now may reduce the flowers next spring. If you aren't concerned about the blooms, go ahead and prune.

You may be able to see the formed buds and can prune from the tip up to them if that helps the appearance of the shrub.

Here is general care info:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/loropetalum/loropetalum-shrubs.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/loropetalum/pruning-overgrown-loropetalum.htm

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