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Need help pruning your Crepe Myrtles?
Jun 05, So, the best time to prune crape myrtle is in late winter or early spring - just prior to new growth emerging. For years, I've suggested this as a great time to prune them because at that time we're also pruning our roses and many other plants and trees in the landscape.
Jul 01, Crepe Myrtle Pruning Time for General Maintenance If you are just looking to perform general maintenance on your tree, the ideal crepe myrtle pruning time is either in the late winter or early spring when the tree is in its dormancy. Dec 15, Late winter or early spring, after the last frost, is usually the time to do any major pruning of crape myrtles.
The plants are dormant in the winter, and. Cut off the old flowers, flower clusters, and round seed pods in July, August and September and if you keep fertilizing the plants, they will keep vigorously producing blooms until the first frost.
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Crape Myrtles are the most resilient and prune-able plants we've ever come across. There's really no"wrong" way to do it, so experiment and have fun! Late winter (right now) is the best time to prune a crepe myrtle, because it's leafless and you can easily see all of the branches. It also blooms on new growth, so pruning now won't reduce blooming. In.