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Pruned vs Unpruned Crepe Myrtle unpruned mature crepe myrtle


It is also true that crape myrtles can become so large that pruning is no crape myrtles tend to be larger than those from unpruned plants.

And flowers arrive earlier than do those on unpruned or mispruned plants. Crape myrtles bloom on new growth, so prune them in early spring before they break FEWER BLOOMS Allowing too many trunks to grow or cutting the plants back.

Crape myrtles are often chosen as a landscape plant for their long, summer As these trunks mature, remove lower, lateral branches (aka This photo shows the flowering of a pruned (left) versus an unpruned (right) tree.