plant and tree care - Knowledgebase Question

hernando, Fl
Question by margolitofla
June 7, 2010
i have approximately ten crape mertles but only two or three bloom, i've had them in the yard for several years what do i need to do to get blooms?

Answer from NGA
June 7, 2010


There are only a few reasons for non-blooming in crape myrtles. (1) too much shade (it needs full sun to flower well); (2) weak growth (it flowers on new wood, so fertilize and water all through the growing season); (3) spring frost injury may prevent flowering; and (4) excess fertilization (produces all vegetative growth and no flowering). If many crape myrtles in your yard are refusing to bloom this year, I'd suspect it is weather related; probably a late frost. Try pruning them next year in the early spring. The new growth it produces should flower for you. Hope it does!

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:



[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by krobra and is called "Lantana Dew Drops"