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Crepe Myrtle - red/orange leaves

Posted by mickapoo z9 FL (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 13, 12 at 11:15

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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RE: Crepe Myrtle - red/orange leaves

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???


RE: Crepe Myrtle - red/orange leaves

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.

RE: Crepe Myrtle - red/orange leaves

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

RE: Crepe Myrtle - red/orange leaves

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?

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