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Q.Pruning Crepe Myrtle Tree Too Tall

Anonymous added on June 17, 2011 | Answered

We have a crepe myrtle in front yard that is about 20 feet tall, way too tall, and not much blossom. How do I trim it down, and how much can I safely take off without killing the tree? Can I lop off 5-10 feet?

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Answered on June 18, 2011

If your tree has become too large, then some light pruning may be in order. You can generally take up to a third off the tree without harming it, though blooming may be postponed. The following article should be of some help to you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/crepe-myrtle/pruning-crepe-myrtle-trees.htm

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