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Beginner Gardening Questions: Dwarf Crepe Myrtle is not blooming

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Berwyn, PA

July 18, 2012
3:45 PM

Post #9210501

Three summers ago I planted two dwarf Raspberry Razzle Dazzle Crape Myrtle. At the time I bought them they were blooming. The next spring I shaped/pruned them perhaps too early and I attributed the lack of blooms on that. This year I haven't touched them and still no sign of blooms. They do green up but no buds. I live in 6b zone and purchased them from a reputable nursery.

Any thoughts?

Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 18, 2012
3:53 PM

Post #9210515

read this discussion.


central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 20, 2012
2:11 PM

Post #9212644

That variety blooms late spring early summer so should have been pruned in the fall
If you prune this fall you should see blooms next year


Rolesville, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 3, 2012
10:28 AM

Post #9228232

Pruning of crapemyrtles is not necessary to make them bloom. The only pruning they should ever receive other than for shaping is to cut out dead branches. Being up north I'm sure your plants suffer some winter tip damage. If you prune in fall then you may end up pruning again in spring because of winter die back.

Have you fertilized them at all? Could excessive nitrogen be the culprit?

Incidentally, this is one of my favorite articles on the subject of pruning crapes:
Tony Avent (the author) is nuts... and I love him that way :)

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