What's your question? Ask

Crepe Myrtle Trees

Q.Crepe Myrtle Blooming Issue

Zone northern arkansas | vickiward added on September 7, 2011 | Answered

Crepe myrtle bloomed early, then filled out with lots of buds but didn’t bloom.

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 10, 2011

It has been a funny year for weather. Most plants will sacrifice their blossoms when under stress. If your tree experienced overly dry or overly wet conditions, it may have killed off its buds in order to preserve itself.

Another possibility is that the tree has pests and either the pests are stressing the tree (which leads to the buds not opening) or the pests are attacking the buds. As a precaution, I would recommend that you treat the tree with a pesticide. I personally like neem oil as it will kill the pests and will also treat for any fungus problems the tree may have. Plus, it is safe for people and pets as well as beneficial bugs.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Crepe Myrtle Trees
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert