Compare both bark and flower color to help you determine which crepe.
Crapemyrtle trees bloom on the new growth, so any pruning that is needed should be done prior to new growth beginning- for most of the south, this will be from mid February through mid March. Crapemyrtles are often one of the last plants to begin growing in the garden, waiting on warmer temperatures; so don’t worry if February is slipping away on you. Oct 22, The best time to prune your crepe myrtle depends on your reasons for pruning it. If you are removing dead, damaged, or diseased branches, then this can be done at any time of year and should ideally be done as soon as you notice an issue.
To encourage blooming, prune immediately after flowers are treedelimbing.barted Reading Time: 8 mins. Although it will produce larger flowers and bloom more profusely if lightly pruned, crape myrtle will produce plenty of flowers without any pruning.
If pruning is necessary to stimulate new growth, prune in late winter or early spring. On smaller plants, encourage a second bloom in summer by pruning flowers immediately after they fade. Aug 29, When To Prune Late Winter- You'll want to prune dwarf crape myrtle shrubs in late winter or early spring, before or just when new leaves begin to emerge. That said, broken or stray branches that spoil the shape of the crape myrtle can be removed any time of year.
Jun 05, So, the best time to prune crape myrtle is in late winter or early spring - just prior to new growth emerging. For years, I've suggested this as a great time to prune them because at that time we're also pruning our roses and many other plants and trees in the landscape.