when is the best time to trim crepe myrtles? how to trim them? Mine are hugh....

Asked September 1, 2014, 3:54 PM EDT

when is the best time to trim crepe myrtles? how to trim them? Mine are hugh. thannk you

Anne Arundel County Maryland trees and shrubs pruning crepe myrtle

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Early spring before new growth is the best time to prune crape myrtles. Whenever you prune, you cause the tree to generate new growth. New growth that starts now will not have time to harden off before frost. See the following pubs for detailed information on pruning crape myrtles. http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/landscape/trees/hgic1009.html http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep399
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