Best Time To Cut Back Wax Myrtles?

Q: When is the best time to cut back wax myrtles? Some branches were broken in the snow storm we recently had. When cutting the broken branches is it ok to limb them up and cut them down, top them, or should that be done later in the year? 

A: Wax myrtles are commonly broken apart by snowstorms and ice storms in winter. If yours is an important part of your landscape, it’s better to keep it trimmed regularly and not allow limbs to grow long such that they could be easily broken. That said, now is a fine time to prune and shape them for the future.

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