Crape Myrtle Trees

Crepe Myrtles Not Blooming


duckeydr added on August 23, 2011 | Answered

I have dwarf crepe myrtles, one year old, in pots. They did not bloom this year. I want to put them into the ground this fall. Should I prune them? What steps should I take to transplant them? Thank you,

Duckeydr


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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on August 24, 2011

I would hold off on pruning them. The stress of pruning coupled with the stress of transplanting them will make it more likely they will go into transplant shock.

Speaking of transplant shock, this article goes over the steps you can take to avoid it:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm

This article will help you with planting the tree:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/how-and-when-to-plant-trees.htm

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