Trimming of crepe myrtles to bloom again
I live along the Mississippi Gulf Coast; in Biloxi and have large very colorful crepe myrtles which are in full bloom now. Once the blooms die out can I trim the trees again this summer to get a second set of blooms?
I was told that once the blooms loose their color I could trim the trees back from the edge of each branch down to where the blooms stop; roughly a distance of about 8 to 10 inches pruned off of each branch or no more than where the black bloom pods stop and the trees would bloom a second time during the summer. Is that true or not because if it is I want to do it so I can enjoy a second set of colorful blooms this summer on my crepe myrtle trees across the back of my yard.