If a tree with a very thin trunk is put in shelter, it could be useful to secure it to a solid stake, which can keep it erect, and protect it from the damage caused by strong winds. The Crapemyrtle should be preferably located in a place where it can have at least a few hours a day of direct solar light.These plants aren't afraid of the cold weather and can be grwon in the garden throughout the whole year.
Letís fertilize the plants when implanting them, or every 2-3 years, towards the end of the winter or beginning of Autumn. A good quantity of organic fertilizer, such as manure or earthworm humus should be mixed to the soil at the foot of the stem; in this manner we will supply it with a good quantity of nutrients and we will also improve the mixture of the soil.
The development of the The Crapemyrtle is erect; in genereral in the lower part they have a pretty bare stem, while p many ramifications develop towards the top. As they grow, these plants become the size of a tree. This plant in the summer assumes a purplepink colouring; it is small in size and can reach 7 m high. It doesn't keep its leaves in the winter.
Let's water abundantly, moistening the soil deeply with 1-2 buckets of water , but let's act only when the substratum is dry, leaving it dry even for 4-5 weeks before watering it. We should pay particular attention to those plants which have been recently placed in shelter; during the years, trees develop a cospicuous radical apparatus, and need watering only if the climate is particularly dry.
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
These trees need a dissolved soil with an optimum drainage.
Plant - Crapemyrtle
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.