Crepe Myrtle Worries
Last November I had a Crepe Mytle planted. It was about 10 ft tall. In February I did a little pruning, just removing branches that were touching other branches and getting rid of the suckers. I didn't use any fertilizer on it except mulch around the bottom. The tree is over 12 ft now and has lots of leaves so I think it is fairly healthy. There has been some jap beetle damage (about 10% of the leaves) and some of the leaves have some brown spots...and then there are some with bird doo doo on them. But besides that it is looking good except...It isn't blooming!!! Most of the Crepes around here are in full bloom except the ones that were really hacked this winter. Should I be worried? Is it just because it is fairly new? Should I fertilize it? Should I wait a year? (I would lose my guarantee if I did that, but I really love the shape of this tree).
Thanks in advance.