Crape Myrtle Trees
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Fall color on crape myrtle in spring

Zone I live in Napa, CA | Anonymous added on May 27, 2016 | Answered

It's not even summer time and the leaves on my crepe myrtle have taken on fall coloring, no green. The neighbor's crepe myrtle is green and vibrant. Any suggestions?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 29, 2016

Do your leaves have spots? Cercospora leaf spot can cause crepe myrtles to change color prematurely. The leaves would look like this:
http://southernlivingthedailysouth.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/cercospora_phixr.jpg?w=825&h=579

For more information on Cercospora leaf spot, please visit the following link:
http://www.clemson.edu/extension/horticulture/landscape_ornamentals/crapemyrtle/culture/disease_problems_cercospora_leaf_spot.html

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