Will Crape Myrtle Bloom In Mostly Shaded Area?

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I moved into a new house last year. The crape myrtle in the back was pruned in the spring last year and I am wondering what I should do this year for it. It is in a very shady part of the yard that does not get a lot of sun. It did not have a lot of blooms and did not bloom for very long. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Answer #1 · Gardenality.com's Answer · Hi Beverly,

Crape Myrtles prefer a mostly sunny location to bloom well. Afternoon or all day sun is preferred.

If the Crape Myrtle is not too large to move you may consider moving it to a sunny location while it's still dormant.

Generally it's best to prune Crape Myrtle in February or March if you live in the Southeast. Prior to the growing season.

Here's a link to a Gardenality page that will inform you of How To Prune A Crape Myrtle:


Hope this helps you!

Brooks Wilson)

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Answer #2 · Beverly Sanders's Answer · Thanks for your help!)

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