Crape Myrtle Trees

Crape Myrtle Problems

Sue1938 added on May 21, 2011 | Answered

We just transplanted large (4-ft. tall) crape myrtles from the black clay soil of San Antonio to the sandy loam of south Texas. They sprouted immediately and one is blooming, but the edges of all the leaves are browning, drying out and one tree lost all its leaves. I think I am overwatering, as this sandy soil holds water like a sponge. Should I wait till soil dries out before re-watering? Also, we are in an area of constant, hot winds. Could this be windburn? HELP!

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Answered on May 26, 2011

If they were just planted, you cannot overwater them really (unless they are in standing water) and they sound like they may be in transplant shock. This article will help:

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