It is possible to prune wax myrtles into small single- or multi-stemmed tree forms. Perform the majority of wax myrtle pruning in late winter before new growth emerges to Missing: Nashville TN. Remove sprouts growing along the base of the wax myrtle in the summer. The tree tends to grow sprouts from the roots. These"suckers" are stealing nutrients and water from the tree and make the planting look messy. Prune the sprouts by cutting them where they meet the tree trunk or ground. This will prevent shrubdisposal.buzzg: Nashville TN.
February is a good time to prune Crape myrtles in Tennessee. Crape myrtles bloom on the new season’s growth in spring, so trimming them in February before new grow starts is ideal. Trim off last year’s flower heads by cutting ¼ inch from an outward facing bud or branch (See photos below, #1). T rim off remaining small branches on the stem (#2).
Dec 02, Fruit of the wax myrtle tree is an important source of food for birds in the winter. Grayish-white clusters of fruit with a bluish, waxy coating remain on the plant throughout the winter in USDA Zones 7 -9, where the growing wax myrtle is hardy. Include the wax myrtle tree in your natural or wildlife friendly shrubdisposal.buzzs appear in spring; they are small with a greenish Missing: Nashville TN.
Training a naturally shrubby wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera) into a tree isn’t difficult but it will require diligent pruning throughout the season to keep it growing as a tree. Hardy in Department Missing: Nashville TN. Oct 18, I have a customer that has a wax myrtle hedge about 12' tall. The customer wants the hedge cut down by half. I want to make sure the wax myrtle can handle this type of shrubdisposal.buzzg: Nashville TN.