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Q.Do I trim crape myrtle before transplanting?

Zone Ormond Beach zone 9 | Anonymous added on October 7, 2020 | Answered

I have 3 black diamond crape myrtles blush that I want to transplant to a site that only gets noon sun. Will they grow ok?

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Answered on October 8, 2020

No, you don't need to prune crape myrtle for transplanting. In fact, if sited correctly, they need little pruning. If you are moving your plants to a site with less sun, you may experience reduced flowering as well as powdery mildew. They do best in full sun in well draining soil.

Here are transplanting and pruning instructions:



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