Crape Myrtle Trees
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how to bend this crepe myrtle

Zone Houston, Tx | diorodney added on July 21, 2015 | Answered

I need to bend this crepe myrtle that is already grown some. How would I do this or should I just dig it up and move it? The tree is pushing up against my roof and needs to be pushed out about a foot but I don't want to move it. If I could just train it to grow outwards more, this would be fine.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 22, 2015

As a long term solution I think moving the tree would be the most beneficial for you and the tree.
Bending the tree is really not a good option.
Here are a few links with more information.

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

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