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Why Arent My Crape Myrtles BloomingBy: Julie Day
My crape myrtles have bloomed in the past but haven’t this year. The plants don’t show any signs of disease or distress. What could be wrong?
We don’t always know the reasons why plants bloom better some years than others. If you aren’t seeing any signs of disease or insect problem, finding the answer will require a bit of detective work.
Here are some of the most common reasons why crape myrtles don’t bloom:
- Overgrown Roots: If you’ve corrected every other problem and crape myrtle still doesn’t bloom, you might try root pruning as a last resort. This practice is usually used on older, overgrown plants to jump-start growth and blooming.
- How to Grow Crape Myrtles (article)
- How to Deadhead Crape Myrtles for Second Blooming (article)
- How to Grow Crape Myrtles from Seed (article)
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