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Q.Crepe Myrtle – Weird Growth

Zone 9 | Rease added on July 9, 2013 | Answered

I pruned my 7 year old Crepe Myrtle late spring this year (in Central Florida). It it usually has good growth by this time, no blooms as it is a late bloomer. But this year it isn’t sprouting normal shoots but small tight patches of growth, almost like lichen, the only shoots are at the bottom. Did I kill it when I pruned it?

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Answered on July 9, 2013

If the tree is putting up new shoots from the ground, it isn't dead., I don't know what the weird growth would be. If that continues, you may need to remove the limbs on which it is located. I would suggest taking a sample to your local agricultural extension office for identification and recommendations.

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