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Q.crepe myrtle bark disease or pests

hoelsch added on April 11, 2015 | Answered

On the trunks of my 8 year old, otherwise healthy, crepe myrtles it looks like bugs are getting under the bark and pushing it off. The shapes are generally oblong, about 1/2′ to 3/4″ long by 1/4″ wide. I fertilize and prune the interior branches. This started last year, and I removed one of the trunks, but it appears to be spreading. No bugs or fungus or mold is visible.

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Answered on April 11, 2015

Peeling bark on crepe myrtle is normal. It occurs after the tree has reached full maturity, which may be a several years after you plant it. I really think this is the case since you said that no bugs or fungus/mold is visible. For more information please visit the following article:

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