Will my Crepe Myrtle recover?
Our crepe myrtle (Genus: Lagerstroemia, Species: indica) has had one year of good growth. The previous year we planted a tiny sapling in the winter. In the spring it sprouted and grew and bloomed. That October we transplanted it. The next spring (a year ago) it put out new growth from the ground. The wood that was above ground had died. But that new growth got to be about 3 feet tall and had nice blossoms. THIS spring we had an unusually warm March causing everything to start early. The crepe myrtle is one of the latest to start, but we could see a lot of little buds forming on the twigs. Well as expected we have had a lot of nights below the freezing point, and now all of those buds look dead. So my question is, what is the prognosis? Is the plant dead? Will it sprout from the ground again? Will it start new buds to replace the frozen ones? What can we expect?