Crepe Myrtle cold snap damage - Knowledgebase Question

Cary, NC
Question by snhankin
April 12, 2007
I didn't cut back all my Crepe Myrtles. They just started to bud out. With the cold snap we just had some of the small green leaves are now brown and curled. Should I go ahead and cut the Crepes back to remove the damage?

Answer from NGA
April 12, 2007


Crape myrtles bloom on new wood so cutting them back now should result in lots of new wood, and lots of flowers. I'd cut them back now, especially because of the cold damage. Best wishes with your landscape!

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