Help with Crepe Myrtle
I live in NYC and my crepe myrtle was planted last year after losing my first one to Sandy. It had a slow start this year, I guess due to the bitter cold winter. It's alive and doing well but the leaves haven't grown evenly. It's a tree form, so I don't know how to help it get it's symmetrical shape back. The left side didn't leaf out as well as the right and there are dead branches or branches without any leaves. I know know there is a correct way to trim these, so wondering what should I do about the top with the seed pods or whatever they are called still on from last year?? Will the left side eventually fill in?
I appreciate any advice.