Crepe myrtle- how did I do??


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Hi All,
I trimmed my large crepe myrtles in North Carolina. They were very beautiful but I didn't want as much shedding on my car in the drive. I have a couple of questions.
1.) did I trim them back correctly?

2.) there are a couple longer branches. Would you trim the longer ones back anymore? Or shape it differently?

I am a rookie and open for all coaching advice!! Much appreciated. :)
 

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No because the fine growth that will come will have a nice shape given your structure. I believe we have the same CM given the appearance of the trunk. Ours are more vertical but you have captured a nice width with yours.
 
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Do you feed them at all with fertilizer or any bug stuff? My neighbor started spraying for mosquitoes last year and we had a bit of a problem with some sort of aphids attacking the leaves. I guess the mosquitoes normally eat the aphids. I thought that was crazy. If it happens again this year I may need to apply something.
 
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We used to rub them and fertilize them but once they matured they have not needed much more than when I fertilize the yard.
 

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