crape myrtle

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by williams lcm, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,047

    Have you guys trimmed back your crape myrtle trees yet? Should I do them now or wait? When is the best time to do the trimming. Some say or do it in November others say wait until your last freeze.thanks for some needed input so I can inform my customers on how to have a great lookind crape myrtle.
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  2. Johnagain

    Johnagain LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 382

    Don't trim. Let them grow!
  3. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,229

    I trim my customers crape myrtles in mid February. The ones in my yard are never trimmed.
  4. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Posts: 2,197

    Trimming has got to be done before the sap starts to rise. Crepe's flower only on new wood. Some people let them go and they reach tremendous heights and flowers become sparse. It's a aesthetic call. Just remember that "New Wood" has flowers.
  5. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    The operative word being trim not hack :dancing:

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