Backyard Crepe Myrtle gets a pot

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Backyard Crepe Myrtle gets a pot

Post  chriscruz1010 on Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:14 am

This is a White Bloom Crepe Myrtle that is about 8-10 years old. I cut it back last year while it was in the ground so it can develop some strong shoots. As i was in the yard today i began to see the tree wake up from dormancy so i decided to pull it out of the ground.












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Re: Backyard Crepe Myrtle gets a pot

Post  kevin stoeveken on Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:29 pm

wow - lottsa great branching to choose from !
this one should be stellar

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Post  bucknbonsai on Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:01 am

I would put it back in the ground to ensure vigor and ground layer it to get a better nebari. or root the top half. I have taken 10foot tall trunks 4" caliper cut them into half a dozen firewood sized chunks and rooted every single one in perlite, so it should air/ground layer easily.

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Post  steveb on Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:04 am

Thanks for the info Buck. I have a CM that I need to dig up. It is too big to bonsai but some of the branches would be good candidates to air layer or root in perlite.

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Post  Wilson L on Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:07 pm


I love to see these transformations. I don't see these up north, but I find them amazing trees with beautiful bark.

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