The Q&A Archives: pruning loropetalum

Question: When should I prune or shape my loropetalum chinense? I planted them last year and they are 3 ft tall now. I want to shape them for a hedge?
I live in so. atlanta, Ga

Answer: Loropetalum usually blooms from late winter through spring and then sporadically through the summer. You can prune in early summer (June) to coax the plants into a hedge shape. Waiting until early summer means you can enjoy their blooms as long as possible. After pruning they probably won't bloom for a month or two.

Best wishes with your landscape!

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