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Crepe Myrtle (Crape Myrtle) with growth problems

16 years ago

Please help try to identify what is wrong with my crape myrtle.

Last year 2 of my CM's turn black - on the leaves and bark. Over the winter the bark "shedded." This spring, it seems that one of the trees is having trouble coming back. There are leaves only on 1 side of the tree - the side that faces the yard. The side that faces my house is not growing leaves at all. The branches do not seem to be dead since they will not snap off but I'm afraid the tree will not make it. Nevertheless, it seems that there is a problem when there are leaves on one side of the tree.

Any idea what may be wrong and how to fix?

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