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Old 10-16-2022, 03:00 PM
 
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BioAdvanced 12-Month Tree and Shrub Protect & Feed, Insect Killer and Fertilizer, Granules plus regular doses of 10-10-10 with some bloom booster thrown in provides for amazing results.
That's the best! My mature crape suddenly got a terrible aphid infestation a couple of years ago after never even seeing an aphid anywhere around my yard. Even my roses were fine and they're just a few feet away from the crape. My tree was bad, as in life-threatening bad. One dose of the BioAdvanced product you mentioned and it came back to its full glory and then some. Now all my plants get their annual dosing. I've never had a problem since.
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Old 11-06-2022, 03:57 PM
 
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Just gave both the new Crape Myrtles their last dose of 10-10-10.

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Old 11-06-2022, 04:35 PM
 
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We have 3 mature white crepe myrtles in our yard, planted by the community developer 10 years ago and our neighborhood is full of crepe myrtles, 80% are white with some watermelon and pink crepes here and there. It is everywhere in Charlotte NC.

Not my favorite tree but they are very self-sufficient. My 2 reasons for not loving crepes as much as other trees is: no fragrance and that they bloom in dead hot summer when I hate being outdoors.

One reason I like them near the house is that they will not crash through the ceiling in a storm. Lovely size they are and there are some exciting colors developed.
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Old 11-16-2022, 05:48 PM
 
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The thing with crape myrtles is there are such a range of color and variations.

Just gave my 2 new Acomas some extra mulch for the winter months.

I have several of the cherry dazzle crape myrtles that are absolutely stunning.



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We have 3 mature white crepe myrtles in our yard, planted by the community developer 10 years ago and our neighborhood is full of crepe myrtles, 80% are white with some watermelon and pink crepes here and there. It is everywhere in Charlotte NC.

Not my favorite tree but they are very self-sufficient. My 2 reasons for not loving crepes as much as other trees is: no fragrance and that they bloom in dead hot summer when I hate being outdoors.

One reason I like them near the house is that they will not crash through the ceiling in a storm. Lovely size they are and there are some exciting colors developed.
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Old 11-24-2022, 04:59 AM
 
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Going dormant for the winter months, but off to a great start.



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Old Yesterday, 06:16 PM
 
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So looking forward to my latest 2 additions so thought I would give a preview of what to expect.




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Gave some 10-10-10 and growing strong.
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Old Yesterday, 06:18 PM
 
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Old Yesterday, 06:24 PM
 
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Not only going to be my flowering perrenial fertilizer, but also for the new Crape Myrtles.

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Old Today, 07:03 AM
 
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One of the few things I miss about Texas is my Crepe Myrtles! Once established, I seldom gave them anything other than a quick pruning when the branches were weighted down enough to hit the cars coming in the driveway... which was usually a couple times every year. Never fertilized, and only watered specifically if there wasn't any rain for a couple weeks. Along with the Purple Sage, two almost 'idiot proof' staples for me.
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Old Today, 05:35 PM
 
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Have grown them before where I had lived previously and absolutely love them.

Such ease of maintenance.

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One of the few things I miss about Texas is my Crepe Myrtles! Once established, I seldom gave them anything other than a quick pruning when the branches were weighted down enough to hit the cars coming in the driveway... which was usually a couple times every year. Never fertilized, and only watered specifically if there wasn't any rain for a couple weeks. Along with the Purple Sage, two almost 'idiot proof' staples for me.
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