Crape myrtle


Old 05-05-18, 08:41 AM
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Crape myrtle

Early last fall I planted a small crape myrtle but I didn't protect it from the deer, and sure enough a dear passing through destroyed it. In late October or early November I bought another one that stands about 6 feet tall and planted it at the same spot. This time I put fencing around it to keep the deer off. However, here it is May in SE Pa. and the crape myrtle shows no sign of growth at all. I thought I would have at least some leaves by now but I don't have anything. Any ideas what happened or any suggestions how to fix this problem? I believe I still have a warranty from the place where I bought it. Thanks.

Old 05-05-18, 08:46 AM
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Can you break the ends of the shoots or are they pliable? If the latter I'd be inclined to give it more time.
Old 05-05-18, 09:31 AM
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Depending on the type crepe myrtle you have and your location you are at the edge where they can survive winter. It's even tougher for a freshly planted tree and then throw in a particularly harsh winter and it might not have survived.
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How is the tree now ? Did you plant it near your walnut tree ?

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