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crape myrtle

I live in St.Louis. Seems like I should be seeing buds but keep getting green foliage and no buds. Is it too early? Gardener told me I could prune about waist high, which I did. These bushes have always been huge loaded with blossoms.


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#1 Comment By Downtoearthdigs On 05/24/2016 @ 10:58 am

Excessive pruning or topping of Crepe Myrtle is often referred to as ‘Crepe Murder’.
Light pruning is recommended instead and you can prune to a more formal style or a natural appearance.
Pruning should always be done when the shrub is dormant, so winter or early spring.
A Crepe Myrtle blooms on new growth, so you may have blossoms this year, but it may need plenty of time to recover.
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