Crape Myrtle Trees
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crepe myrtle pods

Anonymous added on December 5, 2014 | Answered

Is it necessary to remove the pod on my crepe myrtle? Will removing the pods increase the flowers the next season?

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Nikki
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Answered on December 8, 2014

You can remove these if you want or leave them. Either way is fine and will not cause any issues with the tree. If you choose to take these pods off, these articles should help with pruning: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/crepe-myrtle/pruning-crepe-myrtle-trees.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/crepe-myrtle/best-crepe-myrtle-pruning-time-when-to-prune-crepe-myrtle.htm

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theficuswrangler
Answered on December 8, 2014

You don't have to remove those. They are the seeds, birds and squirrels like to eat them. The best way to insure good flowering is to water and fertilize properly. This article will help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/crepe-myrtle/crepe-myrtle-care.htm

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