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Pruning Wax Myrtles

Hi all,
I hope someone can give me some advice. I have a Wax Myrtle that is probably 8ft high or better and not quite as wide. My question is, can I prune that height down to about 5ft without ruining it? I realize if I do this it won't look good for awhile, but it is just too large to control right now.

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Location: North Carolina

Yes but do not prune it like a hedge, it will look worse. Prune the sides as well. ASAP.

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