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Crapemyrtle Questions and Answers

images of 'Sioux' crapemyrtleYou have released a lot of crapemyrtles over the years.  Which one is the best for my own garden and color preference?

How should I prune my crapemyrtle?

How hardy are crapemyrtles?

How should I care for my crapemyrtle?

My crapemyrtle is reluctant to bloom.  What am I doing wrong?

There is a white powdery film on the flower buds and leaves of my crapemyrtle and the flowers donít open normally.  Whatís the problem, and how can I get rid of it?

The leaves of my crapemyrtle are covered with yellowish green insects.  Many leaves have developed yellow spots and there is black stuff on the leaves.  What should I do?

The margins of the leaves of my crapemyrtle are chewed in an irregular pattern.  Should I be concerned with this?

Japanese beetles are really chewing up the flowers on my crapemyrtles.  How can I get rid of them?

I live in the Deep South and my crapemyrtle seems to loose nearly all its leaves in midsummer.  I have noticed that brown spots appear on the leaves before the leaves are shed. What can I do about this problem?

Where can I see the crapemyrtles that have been introduced by the U.S. National Arboretum?

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