No flowers for 2 years on 20-foot 20-year Crape Myrtles - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by hihoag108
June 30, 2010
Formerly fed with 10-10-10; for past 2 years, used only triple super phosphate (someone's recomendation). Did omitting the 10-10-10 keep the flowers from appearing? Trees are otherwise vibrant and healthy.

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010
It could very well be that the super phosphate has overwhelmed your crape myrtle. Crape myrtles bloom on new growth of the season and as long as you're getting new growth, you should be getting flowers. Too much of a good thing can turn out to be not such a good thing at all. I'd hold off on any fertilizer at all for a year until everything settles down and your crape myrtle begins to bloom again.

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