Pokono Crepe Myrtle Looks Dead And Has No New Growth

Question From: T. Clements - Bethalto, Illinois, United States
Q: I live in Ill and its May 10 already and my pokono crape myrtle looks dead no new growth at all, what to do. they are 2 years old. I have 3 dwarfs and they are showing some new growth.

A: Sadly there is nothing to be done but wait and see if the tree leafs out. Many decideous trees are late leafing out this year. Hopefully yours is just taking its time. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy