crape myrtle - dynamite - Knowledgebase Question

San Antonio, Te
Question by bushphoto
April 30, 2010
i have 3 crape myrtle trees, all the same variety, that are about 2 years old...after the last freeze they got new leaves which were reddish two of them eventuality greened up but one is still red why??

Answer from NGA
April 30, 2010


The reddish coloration may not fade. It simply indicates the tender growth was exposed to cold temperatures and the chlorophyll was affected. It won't hurt your crape myrtle and if you don't like their appearance you can prune the branches back a bit. This will encourage healthy new growth and the reddish leaves should drop off and be replaced with healthy new growth.

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