Crepe Myrtle blooms - Knowledgebase Question

Pinellas Park, fl
Question by circus12
June 15, 2007
I bought 2 crepe myrtles at the end of summer last year. They're now about 4 ft. tall but no blooms! I put fertilizer stakes in the ground this spring and there's new growth but no blooms. Everyone else in the area has blooms on theirs.

Answer from NGA
June 15, 2007


There are only a few things that would prevent blooming: immmaturity (your plant will just have to grow up before it can flower); pruning at the wrong time (crape myrtles bloom on new growth produced in the current year); or too much nitrogen fertilizer. I'd give your tree another year. It should bloom right on schedule next year.

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