Happy Fall, everyone! We hope you are all staying safe and healthy during these troubling times. 2020 has been a tough year for everyone and we hope that the upcoming holiday season allows us time to reflect on everything we are thankful for! You are all in our thoughts as we try to navigate this new (hopefully temporary) normal.
Crape Myrtles in the Fall
Now that temps are decreasing, you may notice your Crape Myrtles dropping their leaves. This is completely normal as they will be going into dormancy soon. Crape myrtles go dormant during every winter. During the dormant stage, crapes will lose all their leaves and look like a dead tree. They will start leafing out again when the weather warms up and you have a few consistent weeks of temperatures in the 80’s.
November’s Featured Crape Myrtle
Crape Myrtle Guy’s featured plant for the month of November is the Natchez Crape Myrtle! Natchez Crape Myrtles have beautiful white blooms and mature 20+ feet. They grow an average of 3-5 feet a year. They are drought tolerant and are hardy in growing zones 6-10. Natchez beautiful green leaves turn a fiery orange color in the Fall before going dormant in the winter months.