Knotted or Diseased Crape Myrtle?

Asked February 13, 2018, 6:59 AM EST

Our Crape Myrtle has this growth in the middle of it's two major limbs about 3 feet up from the base. What causes it and is there anything we can do about it? Thank you.

Howard County Maryland crape myrtle tree type of burl

1 Response

We notice some undifferentiated bark tissue which is tissue and bark combined. It is a type of burl. There is nothing that you need to do. Here is some information on burls