Phenix City, Al
|It is now in July and my crep myrtles are not blooming. Others in my neighborhood are in full bloom in all colors. Mine is red.
|Answer from NGA
July 9, 2010
|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. Be careful not to overfertilize your tree - too much nitrogen can encourage lots of green growth but at the expense of flowers. Hope you tree flowers later this summer.
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