How much can I cut off?
When is the best time to cut back a Muskogee Crape Myrtle?
As a landscaper, I always cut them back toward the end of December, after all the leaves have shed for the year. I've never had a problem with them, in fact, the ones that I cut back do much better the next year than the ones that I don't cut back.
Aussie has a good point...You don't HAVE to cut them back at all.....do it only if you want to affect their growth pattern or size.
Reply:Crape Myrtles are not suppose to be cut back at all except for the dead wood