Plants under crepe myrtle

Enhance the beauty of your crepe myrtle tree by planting stunning and vibrant plants underneath. Explore top ideas for creating a colorful and lush garden under your crepe myrtle.
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I recently had the opportunity to visit the campus of the University of Mississippi. I was pleasantly surprised by the less-formal landscaping used on the campus. The interplay of different textures and colors created nice vignettes throughout the landscape. I took lots of photos while visiting and I think you might enjoy getting some ideas from the style of landscaping used at this university. Use of Texture and Structure The use of different combinations of texture and different heights of…

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Elite Turf Care on Instagram: "Protect your Crepe Myrtle now!!!

There is a relatively new insect infestation that is sweeping across the Southern United States.  It's called Crepe Myrtle bark scale(CMBS).

CMBS appears as white or gray bumps on the trunk and branches of the tree.  This insect will lodge under the loose exfoliating bark of the plant where it will feed on the juices of the tree.  In turn, the scale produces a sugary waste product resulting in the formation of a black sooty mold throughout.

It is said that CMBS will not kill the host but only cause severe aesthetic damage.  If it is not caught in time the crepe myrtle will turn completely black and will have difficulty leafing out in the spring (if it even leaves out at all).

The best defense against these critters is to a Garden Landscaping, Alaska, What To Plant Under Crepe Myrtle, Best Defense, Shrubs, Gardening Tips, Trimming Crepe Myrtles, Landscaping Plants, Yard Landscaping

Elite Turf Care on Instagram: "Protect your Crepe Myrtle now!!! There is a relatively new insect infestation that is sweeping across the Southern United States. It's called Crepe Myrtle bark scale(CMBS). CMBS appears as white or gray bumps on the trunk and branches of the tree. This insect will lodge under the loose exfoliating bark of the plant where it will feed on the juices of the tree. In turn, the scale produces a sugary waste product resulting in the formation of a black sooty…

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