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Jun 05, So, the best time to prune crape myrtle is in late winter or early spring - just prior to new growth emerging. For years, I've suggested this as a great time to prune them because at that time we're also pruning our roses and many other plants and trees in the bushremoval.buzzg: Woburn MA.

Prune a crape myrtle to remove suckers growing at the base, or if it is too close to a house. Early spring is the best time to prune crape myrtles. Click for a hub of Extension resources related to the current COVID bushremoval.buzzted Reading Time: 1 min.

Mar 11, Using a pruning saw, remove the branch by cutting just above the branch collar rather than flush with the trunk.

If the branch was removed at the correct place the branch collar left behind will extend out a centimeter or two from the trunk. This branch has been removed, preserving the branch bushremoval.buzzted Reading Time: 4 mins. Jun 25, Cut off sucker stems growing up from the base of the main trunks. Look for branches that are damaged, misshapen, crossing the main trunks, or touching a house or structure. Cut them off at the branch base where they join the larger limb. Use sharp tools to make clean cuts.

Cut off seed heads to encourage more growth in the bushremoval.buzzg: Woburn MA. Dec 10, So with that being said, it pays to prune your Crape Myrtles in the winter months as soon as November at as late at March when they are dormant. The good news is most Crape Myrtles can be pruned with hand held shears or long handles loppers. If yours are way out of control, then a chainsaw might be necessary in the most extreme bushremoval.buzzg: Woburn MA. To properly prune a mature crepe myrtle, you need three tools: 1.

Hand pruners to clip twigs and branches less than 1/2-inch thick. 2. Loppers to cut branches 1/2-inch to /2 inches thick.

3. Pole pruners or a pruning saw to cut branches more than /2 inches bushremoval.buzzg: Woburn MA.