Crepe Myrtles not leafing out?
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Author:  kentuckynet [ Wed May 18, 2011 7:01 am ]
Post subject:  Crepe Myrtles not leafing out?

Hello, i have many crepe myrtles that i have bought from lowes over the past few years, i have several different types. All are ok for my zone. My question is this year i have lots of suckers growing around the base but no leaves? Did they die during the winter?Or is this normal? I have 4 that are fully leafed out and they didnt grow suckers at the bottom.This particular one os an arapahoe, also i live in western kentucky, thanks for your advice.Image

Author:  sandih [ Thu May 19, 2011 8:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Crepe Myrtles not leafing out?

From the photos it looks like the tree has died but the suckers below are very much alive. You can cut the tree down and leave the suckers to grow. Your main tree should look just like the suckers by now.

Author:  kentuckynet [ Fri May 20, 2011 6:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Crepe Myrtles not leafing out?

wonder why then that all my crepe myrtles died this winter but three that are all planted next to a metal building.....i assume then that all the others are dead?
They do not look green inside like the 3 that are living. They all did great last year..........

Author:  sandih [ Sat May 21, 2011 6:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Crepe Myrtles not leafing out?

Was it a particularly cold winter? How long had they been in the ground? The ones by the metal building probably got add'l heat from it.

Author:  kentuckynet [ Sat May 21, 2011 7:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Crepe Myrtles not leafing out?

some had been in the ground only a year and other maybe 3 years......i guess it was colder for more days in a row this year, the ones next to the building even face north!

Just makes no sense.......


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