Crepe myrtle question

janet_w(TX 8)March 9, 2009

Crepe myrtle question I donÂt know what itÂs called I call it (moss) growing on my crepe myrtle. Will that harm the plant? If yes how do you get rid of the moss stuff?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
debndal(8a DFW, TX)

If it is actually green moss growing on the trunk, it is not harmful to your trees, and it is not only a crape myrtle issue. Moss will grow on the north side of many trees in shade and moist conditions, which is not ideal conditions for crape myrtle.
If you are talking about a white powdery substance on the leaves, that is powdery mildew, which won't kill the tree, but will look bad and ruin the flowers. You can search powdery mildew for options for control of that.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2009 at 5:29PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
roselee z8b S.W. Texas

Also ball moss will grow on dead branches in my part of the country. It won't harm the tree either. If you want you can just prune out the dead limbs that are hosting it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Ball moss. Scroll down a bit for a picture ....

    Bookmark   March 9, 2009 at 6:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
janet_w(TX 8)

Thank you both very much.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2009 at 10:10PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Coral honeysuckle
Will this be easier to find in the next month or so,...
Did anyone's firecracker plant come back in zone 8?
It is such a pretty plant and spreads so fast, I think...
Plant thieves
Have any of you encountered plants being stolen right...
Rain Event, SE Texas
It doesn't look like we'll be planting our veggie garden...
Isn't milkweed a perennial?
I started several plants last summer from seed and...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™