Crape Myrtle Trees
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Crepe Myrtle turning brown!

Zone Midland Tx | Anonymous added on July 16, 2017 | Answered

Why is my Ceprepe Myrtle turning brown? It was doing well & then started turning. It has been extremely hot! I live in Midland, Tx

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 17, 2017

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.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/crepe-myrtle/crepe-myrtle-care.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/crepe-myrtle/crepe-myrtle-tree-problems.htm

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