Document Moved

Object Moved

This document may be found here

Question 1

My crape myrtle is reluctant to bloom. What’s wrong?

Crape myrtles flower most heavily in full, uninterrupted sunlight. Plants that have become shaded by a nearby tree will gradually reduce their bloom output. Another reason may be frequent irrigation and overfertilization. These practices promote vegetative growth at the expense of flowering. Also, in extreme drought conditions flowering may be delayed. The bottom line is that crape myrtles bloom when they are happy. Given the proper environment and good cultural practices, your plants should bloom normally.