With the sudden, early onset of warm weather, we are receiving calls regarding the trimming of Crapemyrtles. It is the policy of JLC Outdoors, as a rule, to not trim Crapemyrtles and it is not included in our regular service. Properly placed, crapemyrtle is a low maintenance plant needing little or no pruning. We do however, realize that there are always exceptions and because of improper cultivars selected at the nursery, improper placement in the landscape, or in order to facilitate foot traffic flow, trimming is sometimes necessary. If you need help or advice regarding your Crapemyrtles, do not hesitate to give us a call at 407-595-5818 and we will be glad to take a look.
For more information, read this interesting article on Crapemyrtle trimming from University of Florida Agricultural Extension Services.