Crape Myrtle Trees

Crape Myrtle Drooping

Anonymous added on August 26, 2015 | Answered

My crape myrtle is dropping. How do I stake and tie it?

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Answered on August 27, 2015

Drooping is normally due to over watering. If this is the case, simply back off on the water and the tree should right itself. However, if it still needs to be straightened, you can take a rope with a short length of garden hose strung on it and loop that around the tree. Use the garden hose to make sure the plant does not get damaged by the rope. Using the rope, pull the plant just a bit in the direction you want it to go and stake the rope down in the ground. Every few weeks, tighten the rope until the plant is standing straight again.

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