Crape Myrtle Trees
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Why won\’t my crepe myrtle flower?

Zone North-east Victoria, Australia | helenlhu added on February 1, 2019 | Answered

I grew my crepe myrtle from a cutting four years ago. It is now 150cm tall and we are in mid-summer but it shows no sign of flowering. It is in a north west facing position (in the southern hemisphere), in full sun and it looks to be growing vigorous. I even gave it a light prune last autumn. Will it every flower?

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drtreelove
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on February 2, 2019

Isn't that a flower I see in the second photo? And maybe some unopened buds. Give it more time, it's still quite young.

The grass is very competitive for water and nutrients. I recommend clearing a one meter radius for the root zone, fertilize, mulch and deep water in this area.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/crepe-myrtle/crepe-myrtle-not-blooming.htm

https://www.crapemyrtle.com/fertilizing.html

But I recommend a slow release complete organic fertilizer like this:
https://www.domyown.com/dr-earth-organic-all-purpose-fertilizer-p-9485.html
https://www.domyown.com/dr-earth-total-advantage-rose-floral-fertilizer-p-9491.html

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