January is the BEST time to trim Crape Myrtle trees.
Correct pruning yields a more graceful shaped tree with more blooms in the spring. We NEVER recommend the common practice of topping. Every Crape myrtle needs trimming at some point. If inner canopy has too many branches we like too thin out carefully. We also like to trim back branches that may be touching the house and remove suckers at the base of tree. There really is no need to reduce height. Overall proper trimming will help the tree stay healthy, make more blooms and maintain a beautiful shape.
“LIFE IS BETTER IN THE GARDEN”
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Clean Cut Landscape Co.
Licensed Arborist Louisiana Dept of Agriculture