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Q.My New Purple Magic Crepe Myrtle Doesn’t Look Right

Zone 94945 | Anonymous added on August 16, 2021 | Answered

Hi, I just got a purple magic crepe myrtle by mail. The trunks are a different color than the branches. The trunk is light while the branches are dark and dry. It was on a shipping truck for a week. Should I trim off the dark branches next spring? It’s my first crepe myrtle but it looks different than what I’ve seen in person.

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Answered on August 31, 2021

This is, normal, bark shedding! I wouldn't worry too much. This article will explain:


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