How to trim a crepe myrtle?

Asked December 27, 2016, 12:30 PM EST

How and when do I trim a crepe myrtle tree/bush? Is there an information booklet on this subject or can you recommend a book? This is in Anne Arundel county, Maryland. John

Anne Arundel County Maryland pruning crape myrtles trees

1 Response

Prune Crape myrtles in late winter or early spring before they put out their new growth. The following two links provide excellent information.

http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/430/430-451/430-451.html
http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/landscape/trees/hgic1009.html

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