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Oct 09, Fall is the time when many of us trim our trees and shrubs. Each particular plant needs specific care.
Around Aiken we have many crape myrtles and they are a significant part of our beautiful landscape. We need to keep in mind when caring for crape myrtles that they are trees, not bushes or shrubs, according to City Horticulturist Tom Rapp.
Severe pruning will not kill or injure a healthy crape myrtle. Corrective pruning should be done to remove damaged or dead branches when a problem is detected. Otherwise, prune while the plant is dormant (winter or early spring) to remove lateral branches, small twigs, or branches in the center of the plant to open more space for sun and air movement.
If lower limbs are interfering with people or cars, limb up lower limbs to create clearance under the canopy.
Oct 22, When to Prune Crepe Myrtle The best time to prune your crepe myrtle depends on your reasons for pruning it. If you are removing dead, damaged, or diseased branches, then this can be done at any time of year and should ideally be done as soon as you notice an issue.
To encourage blooming, prune immediately after flowers are treenotch.barted Reading Time: 8 mins. Crapemyrtle trees bloom on the new growth, so any pruning that is needed should be done prior to new growth beginning- for most of the south, this will be from mid February through mid March.
Crapemyrtles are often one of the last plants to begin growing in the garden, waiting on warmer temperatures; so don’t worry if February is slipping.