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Crape Myrtle late spring freeze

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Bama_Aggie, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. Bama_Aggie

    Bama_Aggie LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 2

    I have several very large Crape Myrtle's -at least 25 feet tall. The leaves had just started to bloom when we were hit by a late spring freeze in Alabama. All the leaves turned brown and appear to be dead. Will the Crape's recover or do I need to do something; e.g., cut the branches down, etc.?

  2. tsmoot

    tsmoot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I spoke with the NC Coop Extension service last night about the same thing. The leaves have nothing to do with the flower buds and although they have wilted from the freeze new growth should come out in a few weeks. The tree should be fine. Hostas that have frozen will look bad this year but won't die.
  3. Bama_Aggie

    Bama_Aggie LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 2

    Thanks TSMOOT!!

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