My Dwarf Crepe Myrtle

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My Dwarf Crepe Myrtle

Post  John Lee on Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:29 am









Here are a few pictures of two of my crepes. They bloomed this year, unfortunately, I didn't think that they were gong to and I pruned too soon, cutting most of the blooms off, oops. The first five pictures are of the largest one, about 12 inches. The last two pictures are of a cutting from the same tree that I managed to root. It is 6 inches and has a few blooms on it.

Critiques and comments are welcome. Sorry about the using the hood of my Jeep as a back drop, it is all that I have at the moment.

-John

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Re: My Dwarf Crepe Myrtle

Post  JimLewis on Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:38 pm

More people should try crape myrtle. They make beautiful bonsai, and are relatively fast growing, they backbud well and grow easily from cuttings and layers.

Nice job.

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Re: My Dwarf Crepe Myrtle

Post  Marty Weiser on Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:52 pm

Very nice. Any suggestions for over wintering in cold climates? In my opinion they fall into that awkward category - they probably can't handle hard freezes (sub 20F/-7C), but they probably need some winter rest.

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Re: My Dwarf Crepe Myrtle

Post  JimLewis on Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:19 pm

Mine have done fine with temps in the mid teens. They sit unprotected on my benches.

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Re: My Dwarf Crepe Myrtle

Post  John Lee on Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:50 am

Mine, too, I leave them out all winter. They occasionally see some teen's. They are very hardy plants.

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