How To Prune Crepe Myrtles Video. A common and devastating mistake made while pruning crapemyrtles is the practice of topping off the beautiful plant. A severe pruning will result in a ‘knee’ and will result in many smaller weak.
Also, crepe myrtles need minimal pruning. Although some gardeners prune their crape myrtles in the fall, i do not recommend doing this.
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Basically though, when a crape myrtle has been repeatedly pruned back back to the knuckles for many years you have two choices. Crape myrtles bloom on new growth, so prune them in early spring before they break dormancy.