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1 more plant question?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by 0money, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. 0money

    0money LawnSite Member
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    Posts: 62

    What keeps grapemertills from blooming?
  2. treedoc1

    treedoc1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 319

    I'll take a guess you mean Crape Myrtle.
    They bloom on new growth each year.
    They need full sun for best color.
    Prune out crossing and dead branches, tip back last years seed pods from the spent blooms.
  3. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Lagerstroemia "Crape Myrtle"In cool summer regions they flower less.Prune in early spring or winter to increase flowering remove spent flowers and dont prune off the new wood.Water them Infrequently but deeply.
  4. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,840

    ROTFL. Sorry. But that was funny. grapemertills. LOL!

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