The flowering plants are directly over the horse\'s water
Yes, crepe myrtle flowers are toxic to horses. Ingesting these flowers can cause gastrointestinal upset, colic, and other health issues in horses. It is important to keep horses away from crepe myrtle plants to prevent any potential harm. They typically won't eat anything bitter to them, though, and the toxins found in the plant will be.
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the snails look like little aquarium snails and you can see the eggs on the tree .
You will be glad to hear that you have quite a few options! Believe it or not, beer or copper wire are my preferred deterrents. There are more ways, though. These articles will help you:
I have three white blooming crepe myrtles that are close to 20 years old. They are 30 to 25 feet tall and bloomed this spring. They have very recently developed a sesame seed pattern on the drunks after the limbs have pealed away. They are planted near a 5 ft. High privacy fence where there are 30 ft cedar growing on the back side of the fence.
This could be caused by a fungal infection called Crape Myrtle Bark Scale. CMBS is a common pest that affects crape myrtle trees and can cause dark spots on the trunk. The dark spots are actually the scales of the insects, while the white surrounding them is the wax they produce for protection. CMBS can weaken the tree and lead to other issues if left untreated. Neem oil and a fungicide to mitigate the damage caused will be recommended.
It is important to not that they only live 20 to 30 years on average, with some specimens living up to 50 years, depending on care.
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's beautiful!When & how much do I trim? I am an senior citizen, avid gardener! Thankyou!
Crape myrtles aren't usually hardy in zone 4, so you must have a tough one!
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It was fertilized in the spring. It is mulched. It gets regularly watered by the sprinkler system. We do not see mold on it.
Unfortunately, it is hard to say without seeing more of the plant, and the issues such as insides of branches and any growth still on the tree.
Taking samples to your local garden centers or extension service can help since they can see the issue in person. This link will help you to find your nearest extension service:
I suspect, possibly, Verticillium wilt, or crape myrtle blight.
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This is a lichen, similar to a moss. It isn't an issue on its own, but can signify that there are issues with your shrubs. As long as there are no other signs, such as dieback or rotting, there should be no cause for concern.
Hello, my crape myrtle tree was stripped bare in a hurricane last September. I have been waiting for it to come back to life but so far it only has some new growth at the bottom. It is clear the home's previous owner had pruned it back to a specific spot and new growth had come forth but I have no idea how long ago that was. Do I need to prune back to that spot again> Just be patient> (I am in centra; Florida-zone 9 I believe). Thank you so much!
You can prune it to the ground and it should grow back from the roots if it is still alive. Here is more: