Wednesday, February 20, 10 a.m. Location: Demonstration Garden James S. Page Government Center 96135 Nassau Place Yulee, FL Nassau County Extension Director/Nassau County Horticulture Agent Rebecca Jordi will conduct a Landscape Matters class on pruning trees in your… Read More
A: The most current, reliable local book is by University of Florida Professor, Dr. Ed Gilman. His book is called, “An Illustrated Guide to Pruning” Second Edition, 2002, 330 pgs., Delmar Publishers, Albany , NY ISBN 0-7668-2271-0. The… Read More
Q: When do I prune bamboo? A: No matter what time of year, you can prune out dead canes. That rule also applies to any tree or shrub. Some people like a dense thicket while others like a… Read More
Q: I continue to have sprouts coming up from the bottom of my crape myrtle. When should I prune them?
A: These sprouts growing around the base of the crape myrtle are called suckers. If you leave them they will eventually become large making the tree have more trunks than desired. We would suggest limiting the crape myrtle… Read More
A: Pruning hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla, the ones with the large globe-shaped flowers would be a mistake this time of year. It will result in fewer if any flowers next May or June. Pruning can be accomplished at two… Read More
A: This is one of the most common questions I get every February. Gardenias, like azaleas, would need to be pruned after they have finished flowering, which will be sometime late spring or early summer. The best management… Read More
Q: Should I top my pecan tree? I recently saw pecan trees which were very lush and bushy but they had been topped.
A: I always love an opportunity to share proper pruning techniques with the public. These proper techniques have been proven the best for the tree through research provided by the Environmental Horticulture Department at the UF/IFAS. I am… Read More
A: Several people have called me in the last two weeks asking about pruning various perennials, shrubs and trees. Many people, like you, have said the plants look poorly this time of year and they want to prune… Read More