My Coral Magic Crapemyrtle is wilting and I don't know why.

My Coral Magic Crapemyrtle is wilting and I don't know why.

Hmmm. It’s probably too much water or not enough water.

Here’s a couple of scenarios. One, the crapemyrtle was watered daily at the nursery and then came home, got planted and isn’t happy because it was used to being pampered. If so, give it a good soaking less frequently rather than a light watering. That will help it grow roots and be less needy about water. Or, you might be giving it too much water and it needs better drainage. Is the ground too wet? You can stick a pencil or finger in the dirt to check the moisture line. Another thought, was it in a shady area at the nursery? The new leaves might not be happy going from a sheltered area at the nursery to full sun in the garden. I hope these ideas help you get your crapemyrtle turned around! We have additional tips in our planting and care guide.

Thanks for writing!

Amy

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