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Jun 05, Instead, you'll be pruning in a way that promotes twice as many branches each growing season - which means a fuller canopy and twice as many blooms! When a crape myrtle is pruned properly: It will produce twice the number of branches, and therefore twice the number of blooms as it did during the previous year.
Some people think they need to prune off old seed heads to have blooms the following year.
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 shrubfalling.clubted Reading Time: 8 mins. Feb 25, To properly prune a mature crepe myrtle, you need three tools: 1. Hand pruners to clip twigs and branches less than 1/2-inch thick.
shrubfalling.clubted Reading Time: 7 mins. Yes, prune them, by limbing up the tree. What if branches have grown and are touching a structure, or a roof, can they be pruned? Yes. When is the best time to trim or cut back crepe myrtles?
Early spring before new growth is the best time to prune crape myrtles.
Branches growing at awkward angles that detract from the tree's appearance.
Whenever you prune, you cause the tree to generate new growth. Apr 15, You can leave the seed pods alone. Or cut them and bring them indoors for an attractive container filler. Whereas many plants do well with spring pruning, the best time to trim your crape myrtle is in late winter, before it leafs out. You can see the branches and twigs better before it’s all filled in.