Crape Myrtle Trees

Crape Myrtle ‘Deadheading’

Anonymous added on July 6, 2011 | Answered

I am told that 'deadheading' will encourage Crape Myrtles to re-bloom. Since they bloomed early this year in June (in Maryland's Baltimore-Washington, DC corridor it seems to be usually August), I would like to try this. However, immediately below each spent flower is a small 'BB' sized sphere. Should I leave or remove that sphere with the withered flower? What is that sphere?

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Answered on July 6, 2011

Yes, deadheading will encourage additional blooming. Just snip the spent blooms. Here is more infromation on deadheading and how to prune crepe mryles:

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