Re: Crape Myrtles

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Posted by Newt on July 16, 2002 at 00:07:36:

In Reply to: Crape Myrtles posted by Mary on July 12, 2002 at 21:17:03:

: I have several large crape myrtles that we planted last fall and this spring. One has not put out any blooms, and the others that are blooming have developed dry edges around the leaves. What can I do for them. They are so beautiful, but they look like they are stressed.

From your previous postings, I'm wondering if you are fertilizing these as well. If so, stop. You may be burning the plants. If you added lots of compost to the planting beds and mulched, then the problem could possibly be lack of water. If you don't get an inch of water a week for the first year of planting, water deeply once a week.

Newt

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