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Is it safe to unwrap my Crepe Myrtles yet?

Posted by DebraV 6 TX Panhandle ( on
Sat, Apr 5, 14 at 15:42

I have two, two year old Crepes that froze to the ground last year. Pecos and Zuni, so this year I put a little wire fence around them and stuffed full of straw. How long do you think I should wait before I remove the straw. Both are good for zone 6. Debra

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RE: Is it safe to unwrap my Crepe Myrtles yet?

Have they budded out yet?

I'm not in your zone, are you past your last average freeze date yet?

Do crepe myrtles usually freeze to the ground in your area? Ours lose their leaves but most everything comes back to life a little later in the spring.

This post was edited by melvalena on Wed, Apr 9, 14 at 9:39

RE: Is it safe to unwrap my Crepe Myrtles yet?

I wouldn't do it yet. I heard there will be one more freeze for our northern counties so you are probably not safe yet.

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