Crape Myrtle Trees

Crape Myrtle Tap Root


Sharonesqe@yahoo.com added on May 3, 2016 | Answered

I went to repot a crape myrtle and found the main root has gone into a crack in cement. Can I cut this root without killing the tree?


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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 5, 2016

The Crepe Myrtle does not really send down deep roots. You can cut this root with likely no issue or stress to the tree.

Repotting into a larger container sounds like the best plant!

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/crepe-myrtle/tips-to-grow-crepe-myrtles-in-containers.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/crepe-myrtle/crepe-myrtle-root-system.htm

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