Crape Myrtle Pruning


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Old 03-09-16, 09:45 AM
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Crape Myrtle Pruning

How do I fix this mess that is a crape myrtle? We moved into a home that came with this confused tree

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Old 03-09-16, 09:55 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

I'd take it out and start over, doesn't seem worth the time and effort to try to fix it.
 
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Old 03-09-16, 12:35 PM
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I'd start with what you want it to look like. Some are pruned to be bush like while others prune them to have a few main trunks and be more tree like.
 
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Dane has a good point - I assumed only the tree look.
 
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Old 03-09-16, 02:25 PM
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Thanks for the input guys! I think I'll try to save this one. It's hard to see in the photos, but there are really thick, dead trunks shooting up through the center of the tree. Wondering if I should try and remove those or just shape it up and leave them.....
 
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Old 03-09-16, 02:54 PM
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I always prune my Crepe Myrtles....with a backhoe 1% pretty when they have blooms, then 99% ugly for 10 months.
 
 

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