Pruning Crape Myrtles

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When Do Crepe Myrtles Need To Be Pruned?

Pruning Crape Myrtles

The best time to prune crape myrtles is in February. Prune out twiggy stems and any dead wood. Thin out crossing or crowding branches in the center of the crape myrtles. Each year after flowering, cut 12 to 18 inches off the tips of branches that have bloomed.



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