Crape Myrtle Trees

Trimming Crepe Myrtle Trees


Anonymous added on January 23, 2014 | Answered

When trimming back a Crepe Myrtle tree that has been trimmed before, do you have to cut the limb above the "knot" area that has established from previous trimmings, or can you cut back below the "knot" area to keep the tree from growing taller each year?


Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
ANSWERS
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on January 23, 2014

You should be able to, but without knowing the exact shape of the tree, we would not be able to tell you how this would affect the future shape of the tree. It would be worth it to have a landscaper who is experienced with crepe myrtles come and look to make sure that the tree will retain a pleasing shape if this sort of pruning is done. This article should help you with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/crepe-myrtle/pruning-crepe-myrtle-trees.htm

Was this answer useful?
00
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Crape Myrtle Trees

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.