Mike C
Mike C
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  • Villa Rica, GA
Asked on Mar 11, 2013

so is it too late to prune my crepe myrtles and still get color this year?

360 Sod (Donna Dixson)Douglas HuntLandscape Artistry, LLC

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  • Landscape Artistry, LLC
    on Mar 11, 2013

    Hi Mike. It is not too late to prune your Crape Myrtles this year. Even though you are in GA and I am in MD and your season starts a little earlier than mine, it is still a good time to prune them. They bloom on new wood. We have a customer that has them and we prune them back to the same size every spring and they bloom beautifully.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Mar 11, 2013

    Mine have just barely started to leaf out here in Florida. I'm sure you're behind me, so it's fine to do so now. Just remember that pruning should be light and for shape. Don't commit crepe murder.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Mar 11, 2013

    You will be fine if you do it like...now! Or asap....

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