Crape Myrtle Trees

Problem With Crepe Myrtle


Aarnold101 added on May 19, 2014 | Answered

We planted 3 five foot crepe myrtles about four months ago. They all leafed as soon as it got warm but all the leaf tips are brown and crisp. We always have either a cold or hot wind blowing. Also, our soil is very alkaline. We live in central Tx. What can I do to make them grow and turn green? We also have six other myrtles that are about eight feet tall that were here before that are doing fine.


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theficuswrangler
Answered on May 20, 2014

Your new plants sound like they are stressed. This article has some suggestions: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/what-causes-brown-edges-on-leaves-of-plant.htm
Here is an article about reducing the alkalinity of your soil: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/raise-acid-level-soil.htm

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