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Plant species: Crepe Myrtle

Crepe Myrtle


Crapemyrtles (also spelled Crepemyrtle, Crepe myrtle or Crape myrtle) are tough, deciduous, summer blooming trees. In addition to the colorful blooms, Crapemyrtles provide winter interest through the bark, which may be smooth and pale or cinnamon colored and exfoliating. Bloom color and bark characteristics as well as growth habit are species and variety specific. Spent… Read more »

How to Effectively Use Dormant Oil

What is dormant oil? Dormant oil refers more to when the oil has traditionally been applied rather than what it is made of. Newer dormant oil formulations are typically refined from petroleum oil, such as mineral oil. Unlike home remedies, they also contain an emulsifier to help water mix with the oil, which will provide… Read more »

How to Control Crapemyrtle Bark Scale!

Learn how to control this serious threat to our Crapemyrtles. The key is timing and using the correct products.

How to Prune Crapemyrtles Correctly

Learn how to prune crepe myrtles correctly in this blog post, including when to prune, how to prune and most importantly, how NOT to prune them.

Crape Myrtle Treatments

Crapemyrtle Treatments

Learn about treatments that control a serious pest, crape myrtle bark scale. This insect won’t go away on its own and correct treatment is key.

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