Is it too late to plant crape myrtle in August? - Knowledgebase Question

Austin, TX (Zone 8B)
Question by etheltuyet
August 18, 2005
Is it too late to plant crape myrtles in August and if I do plant it will it bloom next year?

Answer from NGA
August 18, 2005



You can plant one now but it is still hot and will be stressful to the plant, requiring frequent watering until the weather cools off. If possible I'd wait until late October or November, a much better time to plant.

Either way with some good vigor and growth next spring the plant should bloom some next summer.

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