Feb 08, The important thing to remember is to prune crape myrtles right before new growth begins in the spring.
A crape myrtle’s flower buds are produced on new growth. So once new growth starts in the spring, flower buds for the summer will begin to form on current new growth. When it comes to how to prune crape myrtles, many are not pruned stumptrimmers.buzzted Reading Time: 4 mins.
The correct way to prune crape myrtle bushes is to simply prune away last season’s growth during the winter when the bush is dormant. Prune away the long, dormant limbs that grew during the summer and remove all the seed stumptrimmers.buzzted Reading Time: 3 mins.
Aug 29, Late Winter - You'll want to prune dwarf crape myrtle shrubs in late winter or early spring, before or just when new leaves begin to emerge. That said, broken or stray branches that spoil the shape of the crape myrtle can be removed any time of year.
Jun 05, Jun 05, So, the best time to prune crape myrtle is in late winter or early spring - just prior to new growth emerging. For years, I've suggested this as a great time to prune them because at that time we're also pruning our roses and many other plants and trees in the landscape.