Recently collected Dwarf Crape Myrtle - about 27 - 28 inches tall

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Recently collected Dwarf Crape Myrtle - about 27 - 28 inches tall

Post  Sam Ogranaja on Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:01 am

I just collected this tree about 2 weeks ago. I'm not sure of the flower color yet. If anyone has any experience with this species, I am all ears. I know virtually nothing about it. I plan on doing no work to this tree this year. But it does need root work and definitely cutting back further. Overall I'm really happy with it. I'll keep you posted.




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Post  dorothy7774 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:04 am

That's a very nice find, Sam! Enjoy the journey!
-Dorothy

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Post  Sam Ogranaja on Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:12 am

Thanks Dorothy!!!

Have a great weekend!!
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Post  Guest on Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:48 am

This tree has a lot of potential. For some reason it feels like there could be a better front than the first picture you posted. Could you snap a few more pictures from other possible angles?

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:29 pm

Yeah, I'd like to see other sides, too. Remember that scars stay prominent on this smooth-barked tree for years, so any large branches that are cut away, plan on incorporating the scar into the design if it can't be hidden by planting angle.

On that note, I'd cut off that small middle trunk now. If this is to be the front, that scar will be very prominent, so you ought to start the healing process now. You won't hurt the tree if, over the course of the growing season, you prune away unnecessary branches, either.

Crape myrtles are very forgiving trees. I have seven or eight shohin-size crape myrtle bonsai.

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