Crape Myrtle - Knowledgebase Question

Hoschton, Ge
Question by favmail
July 4, 2010
How do you trim a new crape myrtle to grow into a nice tree and not look like a shrub?

Answer from NGA
July 4, 2010


You can shape your crape myrtle in the spring, just as new growth begins. Remove the lower branches so it has a bare trunk and then shorten the branches on the top to produce a canopy. It may take years but eventually you'll have an attractive tree instead of an overgrown bush.

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