Sunday, January 8, 2012

What fertilizer do you use on crape myrtles?

location is in College Station, Texas

What fertilizer do you use on crape myrtles?
miracle grow for acid plants is the best for crape myrtles and foolow the label directions
Reply:Miracle Gro works great. I just planted 4 crape myrtles in my new yard in North Texas and as you may know we are having the worst drought. I didn't know how much to water them so I asked people here and the consensus seemed to be to water them daily and give them a lot of water. They were looking droopy and losing their leaves before I started watering them more regularly. I also put feeding tubes down under them when I planted them to get the water down to the roots. We have such yukky clay soil here. They are looking much better now with the good deep watering. They are such a beautiful tree. I planted some magnolias too because they don't lose their leaves in the winter and I don't want the entire yard to look like a bunch of dead twigs come winter.
Reply:They are not picky. They grown in terrible sandy soil here in Florida. The city has started using them for Lanscaping Projects because they are so easy to grow.



Most any plantfood will do. Spring and Early Summer are the best times to apply it....I stir up a 2 gallon bucket and soak the entire root area out to the point where the farthest braches grow....
Reply:ESPOMA PRODUCTS WORK WONDERS...GET THEM AT A GARDEN CENTER....TWO I USED ARE ESPOMA SUPER PHOSPHATE AND GARDEN SULFUR......SUPER PHOS. BRINGS GREAT BLOOMS AND GARDEN SULFUR DEVELOPS STRONG ROOTING....NEVER HAD A BETTER PRODUCT...IT EVEN DOES BETTER AND MUCH LONGER THAN MIRACLE GRO....COST IS 5.99 EACH FOR A 5 LB BAG ..YOU MIX ACCORD. TO PKG. DIREC. WITH WATER GOT IT AT A SMALL GARDEN CENTER NOT BIG STORE
Reply:Any complete fertilizer would be fine, especially if it is on sale! Miracle-Gro or any 16-16-16(triple 16 or 13) would work. Even rose food would be fine. Don't feed it after Oct because it will be about to go dormant.



Good luck :-)
Reply:miracle grow works very will. just follow the labled directions


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