When Can I Prune My Crape Myrtles?

Answer The crapemyrtle, a native of China, was introduced to America at Middleton Place in South Carolina in the 18th century. It quickly became a Southern favorite. The big panicles of colorful flowers a... Read More »

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Are wasps attracted to crape myrtles?

Crape myrtles attract a variety of insects, including wasps. When aphids colonize a crape myrtle and feed on its sap, they secrete a honeydew that attracts wasps. The aphids and their honeydew serv... Read More »

How do I rid of black mold on crape myrtles?

The black mold found on crape myrtle trees is called sooty mold, and is a fungus that grows on the honeydew excretions of insects such as white fly and aphids. To get rid of the fungus, you first ... Read More »

White Flying Bugs on Crape Myrtles?

The crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) is a small tree widely grown by florists and hobbyists in the Southeastern United States. Originally from India, it grows between 15 and 30 feet tall with a ... Read More »

How do i plant dwarf crape myrtles in hanging baskets?

Prepare a BasketSelect a hanging container that is 10 to 12 inches in diameter for the crape myrtle. Use either a plastic container with drainage holes or a wire basket container. Line wire baskets... Read More »