Crepe Myrtle Trees

In Florida, pruning Crepe Myrtle trees should be done in January or February before new growth begins. This will allow the tree to develop properly by the summer. It will ensure that the natural beauty of the tree will be displayed when healthy and vigorous. Pruning Crepe Myrtle trees while dormant will not interfere with blooming, since buds form from new growth.  If you do not want your Crepe Myrtle trees trimmed, place a blue reflector in front of the trees not to be trimmed.  Reflectors are available at major hardware stores. The trimming will be done in February.