Crape Myrtle Trees

When Do Crape Myrtles Leaf Out in Kansas


johnandmarsha added on June 15, 2011 | Answered

My crape myrtles have not leafed out yet, but have many sucker shoots.


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Heather
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Answered on June 20, 2011

You may want to make sure that the tops of the trees are still alive. This article will help with that:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm

If they are dead, the suckers at the base may or may not look like the parent plant. Many crepe myrtles, especially in colder areas, have been grafted onto inferior looking but sturdier trees in order to help them survive better. Whether you keep the suckers is up to you.

If the top is still alive, you just need to be patient. The cold weather this spring in many parts of the country has delayed blooming and leafing for some plants.

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