What can I give my crape myrtles to strengthen them this winter?

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I planted them this summer. They have dropped quite a few leaves. They are not dead but they look like they are not growing either. I know it's Fall but where I live , the weather is still warm.

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  • Linda Linda on Dec 01, 2017
    Crape myrtles like to feed organic materials. They also like a little Epson Salts & Coffee Grounds. I had a scranny one that a client didn't think would grow. It is now a 12' tree in our backyard.

  • Ronnie Gioka Ronnie Gioka on Dec 01, 2017
    You can sand them lightly and then polish with rubbing compound.

  • Ronnie Gioka Ronnie Gioka on Dec 01, 2017
    Sorry this was for headlights.

  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Dec 01, 2017
    Theyre doing exactly what they should. Next spring put fertilizer stakes around them. Water is essential for young trees.

  • They will eventually lose all the leaves but will come back next spring. Keep well watered so it develops a good strong root system. It will start growing next spring, just be patient and give it some time. I planted one in my front yard a year ago, it has doubled in size in 1 year.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 01, 2017
    RULLE OF THUMB NEVER FERTILIZE ANT SHRUBS ,TREES,OR PERENNIALS UNTIL AFTER ONE YEAR OF ESTABLISHED GROWTH.......