pruning crepe myrtle - Knowledgebase Question

Elizabethtown, Il
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Question by sandybarnerd
October 5, 2010
When should I trim my crepe myrtle bushes to keep their shape, also have minature crepe myrtles, do I trim these the same way?

Answer from NGA
October 5, 2010
Spring is the best time to prune your crepe myrtles. Trimming after the first flush of blooms are spent will often trigger a second flush of flowers later in the summer. Since all crepe myrtles flower on new growth, pruning in early spring will assure you have lots of new growth and lots of flowers. Enjoy!

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