Crape Myrtle Trees

Crepe Myrtle Tree

Anonymous added on July 4, 2013 | Answered

I have a tree that is about 7 years old. The trunk doesn't seem to get very strong. It's about 6" in diameter, which is not big enough to support the tree without being staked. I lost one that broke off at ground level that was also staked. How can I get this trunk grow thicker? Thanks for your help.

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Answered on July 4, 2013

The trunk will grow thinker with time. Is the plant in full sun? Some trees and shrubs are more brittle than others, Bradford pear is a prime example, but I haven't experienced limb loss with crepe myrtles. Have yyou had a storm with severe winds before or at the time of broken limb?

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