Crepe Myrtles are popular trees to grow in the Houston area. Their bright blooms grace the side of many streets in the Kingwood area.
There are, however, a few issues that crepe myrtle suffer from including fungal problems because of the high humidity of our climate.
One fungus problem that can affect crepe myrtles is black fungus; however, just because something is black on the crepe myrtle, it doesn’t necessarily mean it is a fungal problem. It could also be a sign that a pest, such as aphids are infesting the tree.
Diane with the Kingwood Garden Center explains in the video how to identify between the two.
The recommended treatment will depend on what exactly is affecting your tree.
Not sure what your tree is suffering from? Bring an affected leaf and branch into the Garden Center and one of our staff will be happy to assist you and recommend a treatment plan for your specific situation.
(Filmed September 2013)