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Q.Our 10 Year Old Crepe Myrtles Had Buds, But Now Look Dead. Why Is That?

Zone Madison, AL 35758 | Anonymous added on May 3, 2021 | Answered

These are 10 year old Natchez crepe myrtles. They were not pruned this year. They had buds before a late frost (not a hard freeze) and now nothing has bloomed or grown. There is no new growth. Can something be done to help them?

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on May 4, 2021

Crape myrtles don't usually bloom till summer so I'm surprised they had buds already. You might want to take an up-close look at the tree to see if there is a problem with the bark, leaves and stems. These articles should help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/crepe-myrtle/crepe-myrtle-tree-problems.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/crepe-myrtle/crape-myrtle-fertilizer-needs.htm

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