Sick new crape Myrtle

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  1. New at planting

    New at planting New Seed

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    Recently we planted two new crape myrtles. They look like they are dying.. leaves brown and falling off. They were doing fine until we put the root stimulate on them. Could that be killing them? :shrug:
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  3. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    What is your watering routine? Too much, too often will cause the Crape Myrtle leaves to do that.
    I have only heard of using a root stimulater aka rooting hormone on cuttings that you want to propagate so it might be the cause of the trouble.
     
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    Dirtmechanic In Flower

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    Leave them alone except for a little water 1 once per week. Don't even talk to them. No fertilizer. Those roots are aggressive and even burnt by rooting acid will try to grow. Being new they may be shocked also, but they are very hardy normally.
     
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  5. mart

    mart Hardy Maple

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    I agree,, just give them time !! Just because the leaves dry and fall off does not mean the plant is dead ! Summer is a stressful time to plant trees, or bushes of any kind !
     
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