Crape Myrtle Trees

Pruning Crepe Myrtles

Anonymous added on March 8, 2011 | Answered

When pruning my crepe myrtle, due to little or no blooming, there is new growth underground. Is it safe to dig up the new growth and cut it from the base of the tree and replant it?

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Answered on March 9, 2011

Yes, these are root suckers and they can be removed from the parent plant and replanted. Be aware though that they grow from the roots. If your crepe myrtle was a grafted variety, the root suckers may not grow true to the parent tree.

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