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Q.Pruning Acoma Crepe

Zone Buford, GA 30518 | Tom Larsen added on February 3, 2018 | Answered

I have 12 acoma crepes which are about 5 years old and doing well. Question: Should I be pruning those little “twigs” that you see in the pic I attached? Will doing so increase blooms? I generally minimize pruning and usually just prune some length off the long branches that develop. I don’t get a lot of blooms off these trees. I wish I got more.

Tom Larsen

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Answered on February 3, 2018

It is not necessary to prune these at all unless you want to take off the lower branches to shape it up. It will stand a pruning in late winter or early spring. Here is an article that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/crepe-myrtle/acoma-crape-myrtle-care.htm

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