Crape Myrtle Trees

New Crepe Myrtle


Anonymous added on October 4, 2011 | Answered

We planted a new crepe myrtle tree about 2 weeks ago in Maryland. We did a ground soaking every evening for the first week and then this past week we endured about 5-6 inches of rain. The tree has bare branches mainly at the top and browning leaves throughout the tree. My question is - is this normal and should we be concerned that the tree is not going to make it?


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on October 5, 2011

This is not normal. It sounds like the tree may have transplant shock. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm

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