Test Your Knowledge - April

A crepe myrtle that has been pruned incorrectly
The trunk of a crape myrtle after it has been cut back severely
Karen Russ, HGIC

Yes! This is a common, but poor method of pruning the beautiful crape myrtle tree. Horticulturists call this type of pruning “crape murder”. To learn how and when to properly prune crape myrtles, see HGIC 1009, Crape Myrtle Pruning.

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