crape myrtle - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by darlenegro
March 26, 2010
Is it too late to cut back crape myrtles now or should they never be cut back?

Answer from NGA
March 26, 2010


Crape myrtles flower on the new growth of the season. If yours have already begun to grow and develop flower buds, wait until they have finished flowering and then cut them back. They will reward you with a second flush of blooms later in the season. If they have not yet begun to grow and develop flower buds, you can prune them back now. Best wishes with your crape myrtles.

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