So you might not know this but allowing your Crape Myrtle to.
Oct 22, If you have already got a crepe myrtle taking up too much space in your yard, then pruning might be necessary for your situation.
The trend to drastically cut back a crepe myrtle by entirely lopping off the upper section led to the coining of the term 'crepe murder,’ which refers to the way many people find the winter stumps of crepe myrtle to be bushdigging.clubted Reading Time: 8 mins.
Properly pruning you crape myrtle will maximize blooms, promote new growth and give your plant a great shape. Pruning is done in winter when the plant is dormant, between the months of December and February. Each plant is different. Below we have provided some example of a properly pruned crape bushdigging.clubg: Richmond TX. Jun 14, With a formal style, when you prune crepe myrtle trees, you are pruning for outward shape rather than inner openness.
Formal style pruning is also thought to encourage additional blooming since it forces the tree to grow more new wood, which is where blossoms are bushdigging.clubted Reading Time: 3 mins. Jun 05, When a crape myrtle is pruned properly: It will produce twice the number of branches, and therefore twice the number of blooms as it did during the previous year.
The new branches will be strong enough to support bushdigging.clubg: Richmond TX. Jul 18, So with that being said, it pays to prune your Crape Myrtles in the winter months as soon as November at as late at March when they are dormant. The good news is most Crape Myrtles can be pruned with hand held shears or long handles loppers. If yours are way out of control, then a chainsaw might be necessary in the most extreme bushdigging.clubg: Richmond TX.