Answer: How annoying! Crape myrtles produce flowers on the new growth of the season. Sometimes you can encourage flowering by pruning lightly. The timing has to be right, though, or you might accidentally prune off the flowers before they open. Use your neighboring crape myrtles as an indication of the best times to prune. Before they set flower buds, prune yours back. When they are finished flowering prune your crape myrtles back again. This should encourage a flush of new growth which should flower later in the summer. Once your crape myrtles have flowered, they should get into the habit of flowering all on their own. Hope so!
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