Crepe Myrtle blooms #851376

Asked September 27, 2023, 9:35 AM EDT

I submitted this question a week or so ago and am hoping for a response - is that possible? We need your advice on our Crepe Myrtle which is not blooming this fall. Planted it three years ago - bloomed the first fall with nice flowers. Since then, no blooms although the small tree has dark green foliage and looks very healthy. It is possible that is not getting enough sun in the spot where we planted it - might that be the problem? If so, we'd like to transplant it to a sunnier spot and are hoping for your advice on when and how to transplant the tree. It is small - about 4 feet tall. When is the best time to move it and what precautions should we take in uprooting it? Thank you!

Clackamas County Oregon

Expert Response


Thank you for followin up.  Below is the response that was sent to your original question on 09/19/2023.  I am not sure why you didn't get it, please confirm that you receive this reply: 

Thank you for your question, Mark. You don't indicate which cultivar of crepe myrtle you have, but this OSU article has care information, including sun necessary to produce blooms:
Transplanting is most safely done in the fall, but early spring may work, depending upon how diligently you monitor its water needs. Here is a good Extension resource for doing that:
I hope that this helps. Good luck!
Teagan Moran Replied September 27, 2023, 12:58 PM EDT
Thanks - I got your response. 

On Wed, Sep 27, 2023 at 9:58 AM Ask Extension <<personal data hidden>> wrote:
The Question Asker Replied November 02, 2023, 1:17 PM EDT

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