The crepe myrtle is a beautiful tree, but just that, a tree. If clipped correctly and left alone to grow, it will be absolutely beautiful. However, at times they are planted in the wrong spot by either the homeowner or landscaper. Most of the time it is too close to the house causing these to have to be cut back to prevent them from rubbing and messing up the house. Eventually they will have to be removed as they will become too big. Often times, you may even see them underneath power lines. As they continue to grow, they become too big and grow into the lines which in turn causes these beautiful trees to be removed. Once cut back, they will religiously have to be cut back. Personally, I like to see them full grown and in bloom and never cut back. I would also like to here anybody's thoughts on this. Do you consider cutting them back as crepe murder?