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Correcting Crape Murder

Are you guilty of “Crape Murder”, the dreaded horticultural sin that involves lopping off your beautiful Crape Myrtles fence post high and creating gnarly looking knuckles?  No need to raise hands, you know who you are!  Despite the cruelness of this act, all is not lost; there is still time to repent and change your …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2018/01/10/correcting-crape-murder/

Stop “Crape Murder”!

This is the time of year when we often see crapemyrtles unnecessarily topped:  main stems that are several years old are cut back, often leaving branch stubs 2 – 5 inches or more in diameter. Topping is sometimes called heading, stubbing, rounding and dehorning. Figure 1. Topping is the drastic removal of large-diameter wood (typically several …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/11/stop-crape-murder/