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Old Yesterday, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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I have one in my backyard in the sun. The man next door has one in his front yard in the sun. Mine is about the same size as his. Mine has lots of leaves and no blooms. His has lots of leaves and beautiful red blooms. What am I doing wrong? Something is not making mine happy.
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Old Yesterday, 02:42 PM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Do you both have the same amount of sun? Does he water more, or less than you? I would ask him what he's doing.
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Old Yesterday, 02:47 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Do you have the same variety?

My white ones just start to bloom, the lavenders will begin in a couple or three weeks with the magentas a couple weeks after that.

EDIT:
Is there new growth at the ends of the branches? That's where the flowers/bracts will form.

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Old Yesterday, 04:08 PM
 
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Have you cut it back recently?
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Old Yesterday, 04:09 PM
 
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Yeah, I was going to ask if you had pruned it, as crape myrtle blooms on new growth. Are they the same variety? My experience with crape myrtle is that they really like to be left alone.
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Old Yesterday, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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OK, I get it. I transplanted it last Fall/winter. I did a bad thing. I can't ask the man anything cause he doesn't talk to me. I hope I didn't upset the plant too much by moving it. It does have buds and is in full sun so I will just wait. Thank you.
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Old Yesterday, 05:39 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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OK, I get it. I transplanted it last Fall/winter. I did a bad thing. I can't ask the man anything cause he doesn't talk to me. I hope I didn't upset the plant too much by moving it. It does have buds and is in full sun so I will just wait. Thank you.

Not really. That's actually when it's not bad to transplant a treeish plant. If you cut it back then you'd still have new growth this year for flowering.

One of the things many do is called pollarding, cutting the crape back to nubs. Sprouts come out and flower. As a note, pollarding is also called "crape murder".
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Old Yesterday, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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The best care for a Crepe Myrtle is to just ignore it. It'll bloom when it is da@@ good and ready.
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Old Yesterday, 06:02 PM
 
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How old is it now?
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Old Yesterday, 06:20 PM
 
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I have one in my backyard in the sun. The man next door has one in his front yard in the sun. Mine is about the same size as his. Mine has lots of leaves and no blooms. His has lots of leaves and beautiful red blooms. What am I doing wrong? Something is not making mine happy.
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