Pruning - Knowledgebase Question

Question by Katmalou
December 2, 2009
when is the best time to prune crape myrtles?

Answer from NGA
December 2, 2009


Crape myrtles flower on the new growth of the season and should be pruned in late winter or early spring, just as new growth is beginning. February or March is ideal. Remove suckers at the base, crossing or rubbing branches, and branches growing inward toward the center of the plant. Best wishes with your crape myrtle.

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