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When to Prune?



Oct 22, If you have already got a crepe myrtle taking up too much space in your yard, then pruning might be necessary for your situation. The trend to drastically cut back a crepe myrtle by entirely lopping off the upper section led to the coining of the term 'crepe murder,’ which refers to the way many people find the winter stumps of crepe myrtle to be unattractive.

Feb 10, This is a great question. Ideally, you don’t prune your crape myrtles until mid-February rather than a winter pruning. Often folks think they should have their crape myrtles topped each year, but the February pruning should not be a topping sort of cut, but a cut that may remove smaller selected limbs or fruit if needed.

Thanks for your question! Jan 24, When to Prune Crape Myrtle Trees. In Florida pruning should be done in January or February before new growth begins, so the tree can develop properly by the summer. This will ensure the natural beauty it will display when healthy and vigorous. Pruning Crape Myrtle Trees while dormant will not interfere with blooming since buds form from new growth.

Prune off any branches that are Reviews: May 06, When to Prune? Crepe Myrtles can be pruned at any time of the year. YES, you read that correctly! However, it is easier to prune in (January/February) winter as all the foliage has left the tree, making pruning and clean-up an easier task for you. What to Prune? Look for any small “sucker” branches shooting out of the main trunk or main branches.

These appear to increase photo-synthesis Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins. Jul 01, Most likely you are either pruning for general maintenance or to try to coax a second bloom out of the tree in one year. Crepe Myrtle Pruning Time for General Maintenance. If you are just looking to perform general maintenance on your tree, the ideal crepe myrtle pruning time is either in the late winter or early spring when the tree is in its dormancy.

This is the best time to prune if you are reshaping Estimated Reading Time: 1 min. Apr 01, Crepe myrtle, sometimes spelled crape myrtle, is a showy flowering bush or tree that thrives in warm climates. It does well in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 7 through 10, and may survive winters in Zones 5 and 6. It flowers all summer, and offers abundant, bright-colored blossoms that range from white to deep purple.





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