Monthly Archive: January 2013

Flowering Cherry

Taiwan cherry, Prunus campanulata is a beautiful selection for your landscape that offers bright color amongst the greens and browns of the winter landscape.  Considered a small ornamental tree, Taiwan cherry is well adapted to the Coastal South and produces dark pink blooms before the leaves emerge in late winter and early spring.  The tree …

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Pruning Crape Myrtles

Before you grab the loppers and head outside to prune your crape myrtle, read through the UF publication ‘Crapemyrtle Pruning’.  A more appropriate type of pruning for this tree is to selectively remove branches that are crossing, diseased, or growing out of bounds.  Branches are either removed or reduced, rather than topped.  Selective pruning also …

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