Crape Myrtle Trees

Crepe Myrtles

Anonymous added on April 30, 2016 | Answered

When will a crepe bloom, the second year after planting? It is April and my trees are still brown.

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Answered on April 30, 2016

Crepe myrtles are very late to leaf out in the spring (late April/early May - perhaps longer given our harsh winter/cold spring) and typically bloom in mid-late summer.

Here is an article that discusses other reasons why crepe myrtles do not bloom:

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