crape myrtle when to work

remist17

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I was hoping someone can confirm the best time to work on crape myrtle ? I was not sure if I should do some shaping of the branches over the winter or in the spring?
 

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Early spring. Avoid hard pruning ANYTHING now, crape myrtle, whatever. Hard pruning into old wood, or even nipping branchlets can stimulate new growth. Any new shoots that grow not will be winter hardy and will be killed off with the first frosts and freezes...
 

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great thanks !
i planted the mertyl to hopefully keep over winter.
 
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