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Ingram, Pa
JJTbmw2002
Aug 12, 2017 6:08 AM CST
We have a fairly large bush in our back yard and we don't know what it is. It is also overgrown and needs to be pruned. When and where should we trim the branches. Sorry for the side way pictures. I can't get the edit to stay. One of these days I'll figure it out. Thanks fopr your help.
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Aug 12, 2017 6:19 AM CST
Looks like a crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia.)

Edited to add...
I'm changing my mind to privet (Ligustrum.)
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plantladylin
Aug 12, 2017 6:43 AM CST
The photos don't enlarge and with my poor eyesight I can't get a good view. The growth habit does resemble that of Crepe Myrtles (Lagerstroemia) but I wasn't sure they grew as far north as Pa.

It also reminds me of Lilac (Syringa sp.) https://garden.org/plants/sear... For comparison you can check out some of the images here in our database:
Japanese Tree Lilac (Syringa reticulata)
Japanese Tree Lilac (Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk')
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Ingram, Pa
JJTbmw2002
Aug 12, 2017 7:35 PM CST
Thanks for your responses. Based on your thoughts we concluded that it is a crape mrtyle. We appreciate your help.
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Aug 13, 2017 6:36 AM CST
If that is the case, winter should prune it heavily. I would wait until it starts to leaf-out in the spring to assess what parts are still alive (if any, above-ground,) & go from there.
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