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Q.My crepe myrtle died to the ground, but is coming back from the roots. Should I select the best shoots, or let them all grow.

Zone Hardy Zone 6 | Stunato added on July 5, 2019 | Answered

The “muskogee” genus of crepe myrtle is listed as marginal in hardy zone 6. If it dies back every year, will I ever see flowers?

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Answered on July 5, 2019

Even dying back to the ground every year, you should see blooms. These bloom on new growth, so at some point during the Spring and Summer you should see blooms.

If not, then you may want to look at the fertility of your soil.

This article will help you to grow these shrubs, but you may not need some of the information since they die back every year: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/crepe-myrtle/crepe-myrtle-care.htm

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