Crape Myrtle Trees

Crepe Myrtle Leaves Turning Black

Anonymous added on July 6, 2011 | Answered

Why are the leaves on my crepe myrtle turning black? Why did the blossoms change from lavender to pink?

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Answered on July 6, 2011

Sooty mold is the reason for the black coloration. However, the changing bloom color is difficult to say. Perhaps it has to do with the species or soil type. Here is an article that you may find helpful:

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