Crape Myrtle Trees
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Removing some blooming “flowers” from my small crapemyrtle

Zone Warsaw, KY - (just across Ohio River from Cincinnati and Vevay, IN) - Zone 6 | [email protected] added on July 10, 2017 | Answered

I have three different sized crepes in my yard. The smaller is a "pink" and is loaded with blooms (KY - Zone 6 -nearing mid-July). We have heavy winds from time-to-time and the branches of the little pink are bending almost to ground. Q - will it harm the 2018 blooms to go in and selectively remove blooms to prevent breaking branches, etc. at this time? Plan to also use a couple of "props" and landscape twine to give more support. Help! Thank you very much - Katie

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on July 13, 2017

Depending on the size of the branch you can use a really heavy fishing line to tie up and support the branches.
Over time it will build up strength and you wont need the support. Just remember that you tied it up and adjust it as needed.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/crepe-myrtle/pruning-crepe-myrtle-trees.htm

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