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DillonB92
01-10-2011, 11:34 AM
When Should you trim back crepe myrtles? My old teacher has asked me to contact her in the spring time to trim them back, but she said she doesn't know when to cut them back. My mom said she thinks in the fall?

TheGoat
01-10-2011, 12:01 PM
You want to prune them back in the late spring to early summer. doing it in fall or winter compromises their cold resistance.

jymie
01-10-2011, 05:46 PM
Here's a site that explains how to trim them

http://wilsonbrosnursery.com/How-To/Pruning-Instructions/How-To-Prune-A-Crape-Myrtle.aspx

wglyons
01-11-2011, 07:23 PM
The exact time depends on where you live. Trim them back when you are certain there is no further threat of frost...