transplanting crepe myrtle not blooming
I have a crepe myrtle that has not bloomed in 3 years and I want to move it. I believe it needs more sunshine than the location it is in. When is the best time to transplant? Thanks.
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If you have been incurring blooming problems, it could simply be a lack of phosphorus in the soil. Using a phosphorus rich fertilizer or adding bone meal to the soil should help with this. For additional information, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/crepe-myrtle/crepe-myrtle-not-blooming.htm
It is better to transplant crepe myrtle while dormant. It would probably be a good idea to wait until fall for transplanting, as this is typically the best time for planting crepe myrtle anyway. The cooler temps will also make the whole process less stressful on the tree. The following article may be helpful to you when avoiding transplant shock: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm