can i prune dwarf crape myrtle?
My dwarf crape myrtles are bigger than I would like. They are about five feet and planted in a border now taking over my other shrubs. I would like to cut them back some but worried about stunting blooms. I planted them probably 7 years ago. I've never trimmed them but have noticed they don't flower as profusely as before. There is very little info on the web regarding pruning dwarfs. I have seen to prune after flowering, winter, and/or early spring. It is now first week of may in Washington DC (7a?7b?). I see some new green leaves just recently. Is it too late? Should I wait? Will I be trimming off flowers? THANKS!!!