crepe myrtles - Knowledgebase Question

Longwood, Fl
Question by judysimms
June 30, 2010
I see crepe myrtles in my neighborhood loaded with blooms, but mine are not flowering as well. Is there something I can do in the future to encourage my crepe myrtles to produce flowers?


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Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010

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Crepe myrtles flower on the new growth of the season so pruning in April should produce flowers and pruning again when the flowers are spent should provide a second flush of blooms. You didn't say how old your tree is - perhaps it's younger than the others in the neighborhood? If so, patience may be all that is needed. If not, try pruning it back a bit to see if that doesn't prompt new growth and flowers. Hope it does!

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