Crape Myrtle Trees
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Pruning crepe myrtle

Zone Brooksville, FL - Central West Coast - just at the sub-tropical freeze line | [email protected] added on January 3, 2016 | Answered

Live in Central Florida - get occasional freeze in Jan or Feb. When should I prune my tree back? Some here say Jan - I thought it was always Feb or March.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on January 4, 2016

February is a good time to prune the tree in it's dormancy.
Don't be to quick to prune your tree, often a Crepe Myrtle does beautifully without pruning.
Here are some links that will give you more information and help you.

https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep399
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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