Crepe Myrtle - Knowledgebase Question

Baltimore, Ma
Question by jimjeannied
July 2, 2010
I purchased a crepe myrtle 2 yrs ago with blooms. Last year and this year no blooms. Not enough sun or something else. Plant looks healthy.


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Answer from NGA
July 2, 2010

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Crepe myrtles like full sun to bloom. Other things that would prevent blooming: immmaturity (your plant will just have to grow up before it can flower); pruning at the wrong time (crape myrtles bloom on new growth produced in the current year); or too much nitrogen fertilizer. Nitrogen grows foliage at the expense of leaves. It may still bloom as they like warmth and the summer isn't over yet!

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