How To Stop My Crapemyrtles From Shedding Into My Pool
Q: I have mature crape myrtles planted around my pool. They are huge and
always shedding into the pool. What was my landscaper thinking? Is there
anything to stop the blooming?
A: I hate to dash your hopes but there’s nothing. There are bloom preventers
used on fruit trees to manage fruit load but nothing for crapemyrtles.
A common fruiting preventer works by applying the plant hormone ethylene at
just the right time. You have to consider the current temperature, flower bud
stage and predicted temperatures. It’s easy when you’re working with
hundreds of apple trees but not so easy when you’re working with a few
If you want to experiment, look for Florel Growth Regulator.
Read the label carefully to make sure it fits your needs.