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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    January 12, 2011
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    Anytime between now and the end of March will be fine for pruning these trees.

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    Nikki on
    January 17, 2011
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    It depends on the variety. There are some new varieties that will grow in Zone 6. The ones we have seen like this, however, never really take on a tree form, but rather stay bush like as they die back to the ground each winter.

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    Nikki on
    January 21, 2011
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    You don't normally need to fertilize them, but a little fertilizer a bit higher in phosphorus once every year or two is helpful.

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    Heather on
    January 22, 2011
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    Nikki on
    January 25, 2011
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    There are a number of reasons that may cause crepe myrtle's failure to bloom. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/crepe-myrtle/crepe-myrtle-not-blooming.htm

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    Nikki on
    January 25, 2011
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    You can trim off the blooms right after they fade. As a matter of fact, trimming them right after they fade may result in a second batch of blooms.

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