crepe myrtles - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by emulcahy
July 27, 2007
How do we trim crepe myrtles?

Answer from NGA
July 27, 2007

Crape myrtles need very little pruning and most pruning is only done for the sake of the owner's aesthetic preferences. Far too many crapes are butchered with severe, "flat-top" pruning. It is better to maintain a natural form by thinning out crowded growth. Rather than leave the blunt stubs by severely flat-topping a crape, thin growth by removing a few selected branches where they join another branch. For more information check out the following web site:

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