Crepe Myrtle - red/orange leaves

mickapoo(z9 FL)July 13, 2012

I have a crepe myrtle, Natchez variety, and some of the foliage is turning yellow/orange/red and falling off. I've attached a photo. Does anyone know what this might be? I think it might be a fungus but I'm not completely certain. Thank you!

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

it might be a fungus.. but what is stressing the leaves and the plant???

pic of the whole???

any drought?? excessive rain .. any other facts other than the color of the leaves???

ken

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 12:18PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I can't think of any fungus problem that would cause that kind of symptom. My first gut reaction is that it is some sort of response to stress of some sort.

Let's see a picture of the whole tree and one of the trunk, including the base where it's growing from the ground.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 1:54PM
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steven1032

looks like my bradford pear when it is stressed for water.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 2:13PM
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steven1032

it was here when i moved in. every summer when have triple digit weather and no rain it looks just like that crepe myrtle. i just dug up a crype myrtle and planted roses in its place. that is diffentily drought stress. you ever put a soaker hose and give it a good two hour soaking?

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 2:17PM
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