Originally Posted by Grasssales2001
Why not just plant the proper cultivar initially? There are hundreds if not thousands of cultivars of crape myrtles. They range in size from 3-4' all the way to 25-30'. If the space calls for a 6-8' crape myrtle, plant one that attains a height of 6-8' when mature. Why hassle with all the yearly " whacking" one back?
of course this is the best way. for some reason noone ever plants the right kind around here. they always plant the big variety right next to houses lol.