Answer: Crape myrtles typically have flaking bark so that's of no concern. Sometimes lichen grows on the branches but it doesn't hurt the bark or the branches so it's nothing to be worried about. Crape myrtles develop flowers on new growth. Pruning your shrubs back in the spring, just as new growth begins should prompt some flowers. If not, the plants may need a little fertilizer to promote flowers. Try feeding your crape myrtles with a time releas 5-10-10 each spring. I think that will make a difference. Hope so!
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