Help! My Purple Magic Crapemyrtle looks dormant right now.

Help! My Purple Magic Crapemyrtle looks dormant right now.

Crapemyrtles require a little bit of patience in the spring.

Depending on the previous winter, they can be slow to leaf out. In zone 6 gardens, they still aren’t showing any sign of life and it can be well into May before they do. I wait until leaves start growing to see how far back it died over the winter and how far back I need to prune. In your zone 7 garden, you should see leaves growing by the first of May.

Thanks for writing!

- Amy

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