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Old 10-06-2010, 02:22 PM
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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The ones at the old house did, too - and once better established maybe these will as well, but for now I use a fertilizer made for them I get at the nursery.
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by macbillybob View Post
It is not pruning. There are CM in my neighborhood that have never been pruned and they were beautiful this summer. I hate to see people prune them down the way you see around town.
I agree. Crape Myrtle massacre is not cute.

Mom2Feebs wish you all the best and keep me posted if yours does bloom!
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:53 PM
Location: Western Bexar County
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The last 2 years I have trimmed my crape myrtle tree back to the mostly larger branches. Each year I've had full foliage and beautiful white flowers during the summer. All the rain that came in September created more flower buds, but no flowers during this time of year.
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:35 PM
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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I should probably take a pic of it. The buds all popped up when they were supposed to, really, and some did bloom. Unfortunately most did not, but at least I figured out what colors I have LOL (when we moved here last year it had already bloomed).

I noticed that some in the common areas of our subdivision have the same problem. It's kind of interesting.
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:41 PM
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check to see if you have aphids--or spiders

and crepes bloom on new growth only--that is why people do trim their trees back severely and some people plant trees that will grow too large so they cut back the branches severely because they want to keep the trees in specific size--you see this in lots of professionally landscaped situations like around offices or in HOA land...

also found this --mentions that they really need full sun to bloom to max potential--
Crapemyrtle Questions and Answers
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:48 PM
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We've got 4 ~40 ft tall, 1 ~20ft tall, and a "new" one (~7ft tall, received free as a tiny sapling from CPS at Earth Day in 2005). Apart from the "new" one which we watered often the first couple of years, the only thing I do to them is cut the offshoots at the bottom, and even then not regularly. No fertilizing, no special watering.

In the really dry years, they don't bloom much (just after a rain, but one year only once). This year they're blooming like crazy. I figured they were fool-proof.
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