Crape Myrtle Trees
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why do my crape myrtles flower one time and then go to seed

Zone 23128 | pbrln916@aol.com added on August 15, 2018 | Answered

The last three years my crapes have flowered one time and then they go to seed. What can I do to stop this?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on August 25, 2018

This is, actually, quite normal for most of these shrubs. You can't stop this from happening, but you can cut off these dead blooms. This can help encourage a second flush of flowering in many cases.

This article will give you more information on the care of these shrubs: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/crepe-myrtle/crepe-myrtle-care.htm

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