The Q&A Archives: Crepe Myrtle

Question: My Crepe Myrtle is blooming now; but it is lopsided. I recently planted it. When can I prune it. Than you for your help with all my other questions I submitted to you.

Answer: Happy to hear your crape myrtle is blooming! Isn't it beautiful? Don't worry about the lopsidedness. You can fix that in the spring. Crape myrtles flower on new growth so in the early spring, prune your tree back to make it more symmetrical. Wherever you prune, new growth will appear and that new growth will flower. When it has finished flowering, you can lightly prune again, both to shape it and to encourage even more new growth. If you're lucky your crepe myrtle will bloom a second time later in the summer (just like it is doing now).

Best wishes with your landscape!

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