Ask a Question forum: pruning a rangoon creeper

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Name: Honey
9a (Zone 9a)
Feb 25, 2017 1:16 PM CST
I live in Zone 9. My rangoon creeper typically lives a very healthy happy life but this winter we got a few consecutive days of freezing temperatures and now it looks like a skeleton.
I don't know how much to cut it back, I see new growth at the base but I would like to know if I can cut the majority of the old gangly limbs without killing it.
I look forward to your reply
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Feb 25, 2017 3:10 PM CST
I would cut it back hard as soon as threat of frost is past. In my experience, it is impossible to kill a Rangoon Creeper....
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Name: Honey
9a (Zone 9a)
Feb 26, 2017 7:13 AM CST
Thank you very much. It has always been a hardy plant in my yard. I look forward to its blooms every year.

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