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Can you prune a crepe myrtle tree to be a bush? I get so tired of trimming growth from the tree just so the top will bloom better.


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The following may be helpful. The dwarf varieties can be 3-6 feet tall.

http://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheets/HGIC1009.htm

Cut back to 6 inches above the ground if you want very small plants: see the following:

http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/L331.htm

Anthony R. Brach, PhD



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