I love Crepe Myrtles. This is how a crepe myrtle is SUPPOSED to look! WARNING: The following picture is frightening. :O
Now here is MY crepe myrtle! Agggggh! Ugly isn't it? When I bought this house back in February, the first thing I noticed in the real estate picture was these trees in front of the house. I called them "hand" trees, because that's what they are shaped like to me. hehehehe
Again...............beautiful crepe myrtle.........................
Ugly crepe myrtle.
Don't they look like "hands" to you, too? I did some research, and it seems my trees have been subjected to what is called "crepe murder". In other words, they have been pruned way down to the bare minimum. Lots of people do it, it seems. Anyway, one way to solve the problem is to cut the tree down to the ground and start all over, and that's what I plan to do.
Any advice? or comments?