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Crape Myrtle Pruning

For many years gardeners have been pruning crape myrtles, mainly because they get to tall for the position they are planted in. And as they can get to 10m in height it can indeed be a problem.

Now they can be hard pruned and they will recover, but this can cause a few problems, including increasing the likelihood damage from any freezes. And you could just leave them alone, they are really an attractive tree in the natural state.

However if you must prune, take a few minutes to consider what you are trying to achieve.

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