Are crape myrtles deer resistant?
Crape Myrtle Trees: Growing, Care and Design Tips. Add a punch of late-summer and fall color with crape myrtle trees By Linda Hagen. Share: Crape myrtle (or crepe myrtle) trees provide year-round interest and color with their showy summer blooms, colorful fall foliage and attractive winter bark.
They are available in several sizes from 2-foot shrubby dwarf varieties to towering trees, offer many colors Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins. Sep 07, It will not kill your crepe myrtle.
You could remove seed heads in the winter but this is how all the abuse started, because it was too time consuming to snip the tips and progressed into the crape murder we have come to recognize today.
It will not affect its blooming next year. The leaves that fall were going to drop in a month or so anyway. The only consequence for you is if they fall on a porch, deck, walk, or patio below, forcing you to blow or sweep them off every couple of days to keep from tracking them into the stumpcut.bar: Steve Bender. Aug 21, In fact, if a Crepe Myrtle tree owner truly wanted to control Cercospora, he or she would need to spray the tree every 7 to 10 days with a fungicide, from early summer into the fall.
That’s simply too much tree maintenance for most Crepe Myrtle owners, especially considering how many of these beauties can be found across our local landscape. Second, even though Cercospora may cause Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins.
Mar 16, So here we have a plant that give us an exceptionally long summer bloom period, great fall foliage (not many trees do that here) and a beautiful sculptured trunk when allowed to grow naturally. There are two types of Crape Myrtle frequently planted; there is Lagerstroemia indica and Lagerstroemia hybrid (indica x fauriei). The first species L. indica has small round leaves and is terribly susceptible to Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins. Oct 22, Avoid heavy pruning during fall because this will make the tree more vulnerable to winter damage, and it also means the tree will look unattractive through winter.
Pruning to Encourage Blooming Some gardeners suggest that a crepe myrtle should be pruned after flowering to Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins.