Crape Myrtle Trees

Crepe Myrtle or ‘Crape Murder”

Ivette Giboyeaux added on February 24, 2017 | Answered

Landscaper cut down to the ground 2 old crepe myrtles whose trunks were about 18" in circumference and about 15+ feet tall. I am devastated. Will they grow back? If yes, how long will it take and what do I need to do to help them grow?

Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on February 25, 2017

Oh my!

Yes, you are correct in your devastation of Crape Murder!

But, your trees likely will come back,and likely will grow back quickly.

Next winter select 3 to 5 well spaced branches and cut off any others to the ground.
Follow pruning instructions in the link below and within 3 to 5 years your tree should be an attractive tree again.

Was this answer useful?
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Crape Myrtle Trees

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.