We have a small multi-trunk crepe myrtle tree in our back yard. It is
around 6 foot tall and was planted about 3 years ago. We are in the Texas
panhandle in zone 6 and it has survived well over the past couple of winters
and each year put on a very good display of flowers. This year however,
although the top growth appears very healthy and it is covered with flower
buds I am a little concerned as the bark is pealing from the trunks to
reveal green wood underneath. Two of the trunks are now conpletely without
bark and the third is only about 20% covered. Is this a normal occurrence of
does it indicate that the tree is in trouble?
We would appreciate any advice or information.
Thanks in advance
Sarah and Shawn
Completely normal and considered desirable. Adds winter color
and interest. Some varieties have more colorful inner bark
Beaufort, NC (on the coast in zone 8a)
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