The Q&A Archives: pruning crepe myrtle

Question: I would like to get my crepe myrtle to more tree-like than a bush. I don't know when to prune it. After winter, it's hard to tell what will leaf out and what has winter kill. When it flowers, the blooms hold so much water after a rain, that the branches droop like a willow. After the blooms, the branches hold pendulous hard berry-like seeds. When do I prune it, and how?


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