Crape Myrtle Trees
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Is My Crepe Myrtle Tree Dead

Anonymous added on April 29, 2011 | Answered

I think I may have pruned my crepe myrtle tree too early. There is new growth at the base of the tree, but the branches seem dead. Perhaps, it is just dormant. Gosh, I hope so. . . I pruned it in December. I hope you can give me some good news.

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Nikki
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Answered on April 30, 2011

It is possible that tree could have suffered cold damage from early pruning, but as long as there is some new growth, it should recover. These articles should help with future pruning:
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/pruning-crepe-myrtle-trees.htm

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