I am planning to prune some shrubs for shape, mainly removing
crossing branches and some lower limbs:
crape myrtle 'Natchez'
privet (Ligustrum japonicum)
wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera)
doublefile viburnum 'Shasta'
The weather is great now, and my shears and loppers are sharp.
Is there any reason it's better or worse to prune now or at
another time (say, in winter or spring).
We usually don't have any freezing weather until late December
or January. Spring is more uncertain; it can begin in
February, but new growth gets damaged until mid-March,
depending on the year.
Beaufort, NC (on the coast in zone 8a)
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