Unusual (suitable?) tree for literati

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Unusual (suitable?) tree for literati

Post  JimLewis on Thu May 31, 2012 3:39 pm

All kinds of comments solicited.

Crape myrtle, found 5 years ago along the side of my property, undoubtedly from a bird dropping that contained a seed or two. It already had the trunk bends, though the top wasn't as pronounced as it is now.
Flower standard magenta. Type -- who knows.

The likely front:



An alternative front:



Some additional sides:



Looks nice in the photo, but the bend, etc. is all on the back of the tree.




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Post  kenp on Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:27 am

I don't have sufficient knowledge to say whether it is suitable from a technical standpoint but I do really enjoy looking at it. My busy mind appreciates it's elegant simplicity. I particularly like the view in the third photo. Thank you for sharing.

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Post  dorothy7774 on Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:12 am

Nice! I like the "alternative front"..

-Dorothy

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Post  JimLewis on Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:27 pm

Thanks Ken, Dorothy . . . In the pictures I'm also starting to like the last picture, but not in 3-D. I certainly can use the "alternative."

Any pot suggestions. This one is "OK" but just that.

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Post  Todd Ellis on Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:12 am

I like the alternative front as well. Dale Cochoy might have a pot that would be perfect for this tree. FYI, I find that the branches, especially ones with hard wood, are very brittle. Please post pictures when it blooms.
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Re: Unusual (suitable?) tree for literati

Post  JimLewis on Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:38 am

It probably won't be allowed to bloom. It's pretty small for that.

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