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giraffe71
Jul 19, 2013 5:43 PM CST
Does the trunk bark on certain crepe myrtles peel or could it be from all of the rain we have had?

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sandnsea2
Jul 19, 2013 5:58 PM CST
Welcome to ATP, giraffe71!!! Happy to have you here!

Yes, some Crape Myrtle trees' bark naturally peel or exfoliate.

Here is some information on the handsome Crape Myrtle:
http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/landscape/trees...

I always admire the peeling bark. ;)

You can also read more here on our database and see photos from our members
The Crepe Myrtles Database

If you know the name of your variety, you can look it up on our ATP database.
Just click on the Plant Database tab at the top of the page and enter the name of the plant in the search box.

Hope this helps some!

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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 19, 2013 6:42 PM CST
Ours are peeling right now. It makes a mess each time but the result is the beautiful mottled bark beneath it.
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