Do myrtle trees lose their leaves?
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Herein, do crape myrtle trees lose their leaves?
Common crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indicia) is a deciduous tree or small bush that comes in over 50 cultivars. Some varieties grow in bush form and do not exceed 5 feet in height at full maturity. As a deciduous tree, crape myrtles -- also written as crapemyrtle and crepe myrtle -- do lose their leaves in winter.
Similarly, is crepe myrtle an evergreen? Crape myrtles are a group of deciduous trees and shrubs, while wax myrtles include evergreen and semi-evergreen shrubs and trees. Crape myrtles offer brilliantly-colored foliage in fall until the first hard frost of the season.
Likewise, why is my crepe myrtle losing leaves?
Sap-sucking insects -- such as aphids -- feed on the vital juice coursing through the crape myrtles leaves. Their feeding results in stunted growth and wilted leaves that drop from plant prematurely. Alternatively, introduce ladybugs, lacewings and other predatory insects that will feed on the sap-sucking pests.
How do you know when a crepe myrtle is dying?
How To Tell If You Have A Dead Crape Myrtle. One way to check is to use your fingernail and scratch off a small section of bark. You should see some green just under the surface. If you do, this means the tree is still alive.