Why is my Ceprepe Myrtle turning brown? It was doing well & then started turning. It has been extremely hot! I live in Midland, Tx
Crepe Myrtle Turning Brown!
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You may need to supplement your Crepe Myrtle during extreme heat and dry conditions.
Crepe Myrtle do prefer a evenly moist soil, but they can be drought tolerant to a point.
Give you Crepe deep watering to a depth of 6 inches or so once or twice a month.
If this is a new planting you will need to provide much more water and should try for consistent moist soil.
Adding 3 to 4 inches of hardwood mulch will help with moisture retention and cooling the roots.
Keep the mulch from touching the trunk of the tree.