tree care

When Is The Best Time To Trim Crepe Myrtles?

Submitted by maxwell on Thu, 07/06/2023 - 16:08

The ideal time to prune or trim Crepe Myrtles (Lagerstroemia) is in late winter or early spring, before new growth emerges. The exact timing may vary slightly depending on your specific location and climate, but a general guideline is to prune Crepe Myrtles in February or March.

Pruning Crepe Myrtles during late winter or early spring allows you to remove any dead or damaged branches and shape the tree before it starts its new growth cycle. It also gives the tree sufficient time to recover and produce new blooms during the upcoming summer.