Crape Myrtle Trees

Crepe Myrtle Tree Roots

Anonymous added on May 5, 2011 | Answered

Can I cover the roots of a crepe myrtle tree with soil to plant a flower garden around the base? Will it hurt/kill the tree?

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Answered on May 5, 2011

Covering the roots can hurt the tree by smothering the roots. You may be able to so a few inches, but I would not do anymore than that.

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