Wax Myrtle Trees
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The bark on my wax myrtle is splitting.

Zone Naples, FL 34110 | Anonymous added on July 8, 2019 | Answered

It has grown during the past 10 yrs. to about 10 ft., full & healthy. Within the last several months it shed many leaves & the bark is now split. What happened ? Dan Keen Naples FL napalon@hotmail.com

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on July 9, 2019

Older trees can have issues with cankers.
Do a good examination of the tree; the leaves for pest or disease, the bark.
Look for signs of pests.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/wax-myrtle/wax-myrtle-care.htm

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