Wax Myrtle Trees
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Wax myrtle pruning

Zone Houston, TX | Anonymous added on August 29, 2017 | Answered

I live in Houston and didn't have time to trim long stem growth off my wax myrtle this spring or summer, so it's looking unkept and crazy. I want to trim those long sprouting stems back for a pretty look this fall, and it is now late August early September. Will it hurt my shrub if I do this now?

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on August 29, 2017

    Wax myrtle can be pruned at any time of year, so now is a fine time. This site has some great advice for pruning shrubs:

    https://chatham.ces.ncsu.edu/2015/02/pruning-trees-and-shrubs-2/

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