Crepe myrtle trees are easy to care for and flower from the late spring and into the fall. But, there are a few helpful hints to make sure you get the most out of your plant.
Plant new crepe myrtles in the spring in areas with full sun and well drained soil. There are several different varieties of crepe myrtles, from dwarfs to the most common varieties that grow 15 to 25 feet tall.
Each spring spread a layer of compost under the trees to the outmost branches. On top of that, add two inches of mulch to help retain moisture. Be sure to keep the mulch a few inches from the trunk, however.
Prune weak growth and dead, diseased and broken limbs.
Crepe myrtles will need to be water during the summer if the rainfall is less than one inch per week.