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Jun 14, While pruning crepe myrtle trees is good for helping to keep the tree shaped like you would like it to be, it is not normally necessary to the health of the tree. Prune crepe myrtle trees when you wish to shape them or if you find the branches are too close together for your taste, but for the most part, you do not need to prune crepe myrtle bushfelling.clubted Reading Time: 2 mins.
Mar 16, Can someone please guide me on how to prune crape myrtles. Be very specific in your instructions and refer how I would prune the crape in the photo. If there are good sites on the internet, please provide the link to the website.
I plan to start pruning this. With proper pruning, any of our beautiful sizes and varieties can become a single stem plant. Simply remove any extra stems protruding from the ground.
This includes any suckers. Also, trim any new growth that appears on the stem that may turn into a branch. You want all of your branching to occur on the top quarter of the tree. The best time to prune them is in late winter early spring before new growth appears. Brent Wilson is extremely knowledgable about crape myrtles and their proper pruning. I'm sure he will help you with the proper pruning needed.
It would help if you could upload a picture of your trees. Mar 09, sfk Richmond, VA(Zone 7a) Mar 08, It is not necessary to prune (murder, coppice) crepe myrtles. It is often done. However, it does nothing for the tree. In fact, the new growth is thin and long, and does not support the blooms as well as unpruned branches.