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Q.Is It Too Late To Prune A Crepe Myrtle?

Zone 40245 | Camarex@twc.com added on May 19, 2020 | Answered

It has gotten too big for my flower garden

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BushDoctor
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Answered on May 21, 2020

Yes. These need to be pruned during dormancy, since they are very prone to infection. If you are just deadheading, then you can prune right after the first set of blooms drop.

Here are two articles that will help:

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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