Crape Myrtle Trees

Crepe Myrtle Tree

Anonymous added on July 2, 2015 | Answered

My crepe myrtle tree has not bloomed yet. It is usually a late bloomer, but I think this may be too late. I am trying to deal with aphids on the tree - could that be why it is not in bloom? Thank you.

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Answered on July 4, 2015

For the aphids, you can treat the tree with neem oil (often sold as fruit tree spray in the stores - check the labels). And yes, they could cause enough stress on the tree to inhibit blooming. This article has additional information that may help:

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