Crape Myrtle Trees
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Are crepe myrtle trees slow in growth?

Zone 91342 | Anonymous added on March 17, 2020 | Answered

We planted a crepe myrtle tree 2 years ago and it doesn't seem to have changed in size, branches, or trunk size.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on March 18, 2020

Crape myrtles are normally fast growing trees/shrubs. You might do a soil sample to see if something is amiss there. They do need well-draining soil in full sun for the best performance. They don't need a lot of fertilization but prefer a soil pH of 5 to 6.5. Here are more growing tips:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/crepe-myrtle/crepe-myrtle-care.htm

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