I just bought a Lunar Magic® Crapemyrtle. What extra care should I do to get them through this extremely hot summer we have had?

I just bought a Lunar Magic® Crapemyrtle. What extra care should I do to get them through this extremely hot summer we have had?

For the first summer in the garden, water deeply to help the roots grow and get settled in. Also mulch to help preserve the moisture.

If your part of the country has ice in the winter, you may find that your crapemyrtles have some winter dieback, especially if spring warms up early and then a freezing spell comes after. If that happens, prune out those dead branches in the spring. Other than some clean up pruning, you really won't have very much maintenance. They do fine without fertilizer. Thanks for adding a Lunar Magic® Crapemyrtle to your garden!

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--Amy

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