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Crepe Myrtle Transplanting: When And How To Transplant Crepe Myrtle Trees

Crepe Myrtle trees are a beautiful addition to any landscape, and they frequently grace properties all over the South. If it comes to be that you need to move an existing tree, fortunately the process isn't too difficult, and crepe myrtles are hardy and hold up well after transplantation. Just be sure to dig up enough of the root ball (2-3 feet of diameter) to ensure that the tree has enough roots intake in order to take hold in its new location.

Key Takeaways:

  • Crepe Myrtle trees are renowned for their beautiful colors during their blossoming season which makes them an ideal addition to any landscaping design projects.
  • When the mature tree is dormant, that is ideal time to begin transplanting the tree to a location where the soil has been properly set for implanting the roots of the tree.
  • Botanical researchers recommend that the best time for transplanting the Crepe Myrtle Tree is during the late period in the winter season before the first leaves appear.

“Crepe myrtle transplanting involves essentially three steps. These are: digging a hole in an appropriate new site, digging out the rootball, and transplanting a crepe myrtle in the new spot.”

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