From the March 2020 Newsletter of The Crape Myrtle Company.
Begin this year’s fertilization regimen when:
- Your plants are in their second active growing season.
- You do not expect any more late hard freezes. A light freeze will not damage your plant’s new leaves, but a long hard freeze will.
- when the first leaves start to appear. Established, well rooted, Crape Myrtles are heavy feeders.
- Lightly fertilize every two weeks throughout the spring and summer months.
Crape Myrtles are heavy feeders. We recommend fertilizing 1-2 times a month with a product containing trace minerals. We suggest a product like 10-10-10 available in 50lb bags. Just make sure it contains trace minerals.