'Crépuscule' Pruning Update

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Whacked it good back at the end of March...and now at the end of May, it's blooming and looking completely revived.
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New growth down on the bottom of the canes, where previously was a tangle of dead twigs:
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Looking happy again!

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Off in a shadowy corner behind 'Crépuscule' I noticed one of 'Fair Bianca's perfect little flowers.  When I planted 'Fair Bianca' the area was sunny.  The neighbors on the west planted a lot of trees, and the neighbor on the north's nasty old Euc grew back after I paid a good bit of money to have their tree trimmed back from the property line.  Now the area is in shade most of the time and is covered with Euc litter.  I doubt 'Fair Bianca' would be any better even given ideal conditions.  Beautiful flowers on a weak, spindly, die-back-prone plant.

Pure white 'Fair Bianca' and her red buds:
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If only, if only it could revive like 'Crépuscule'. If only.

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  1. Your description of 'Fair Bianca' is right-on. Nice flowers, but so weak and spindly.

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