I severely trimmed my Crepe Myrtles the other night. It was kind of sad, because the blooms had to be cut off to get them to the shape I wanted them to be. I had always intended to train them to grow into trees, but I had neglected to trim them, so they were wild. They all got quite a haircut!
I had to stake two of them to draw them
straight. They look a little strange (and sad) now ... particularly the one on the far right ... but I'm hoping by next year
they'll behave and become the trees they were meant to be!
If they don't make it, I'll rip them out and plant something else!