Crepe Jasmine Plants
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I Have Many New Crepe Myrtle Trees Growing In My Garden.

Zone Australia Brisbane | Debflart88 added on January 11, 2020 | Answered

I have one main crepe myrtle tree however there are many new ones popping up throughout my whole garden. There must be at least 15. How do I stop that from happening?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on January 13, 2020

It sounds like they are self seeding! This is quite rare, but likely means you obtained a naturalized cultivar rather than a modern hybrid.

Those unlucky enough to have one of these will notice, quickly, how much of a pain in the behind they will become.

Other than keeping them cut to the ground, applying pre-emergents, and applying weed barriers, there isn't much that you can do.

This article will help you to keep control of escapees: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/weed-trees.htm

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