Plant ID forum: Crape Myrtle Id

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Name: Cameron Allen
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TexasPlumeria87
Aug 17, 2014 6:30 PM CST
I got this crape myrtle from a friend and I was wondering if someone could id it? Some of the blooms are pink, some are white, and others are a mix between the two.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 18, 2014 7:32 AM CST
Cameron, that sure is a beauty! That bloom color change happened some number of years ago on a pink variety growing at our old house; a few of the flowers were almost totally white while others were the normal pink and others were partially pink and white. I read that cool, cloudy weather could cause flower color to change but I hesitated to believe that was the reason with my tree because I'm in Florida where it's hot and humid during the summer; and although summer is our rainy season and we were having a lot of rain and clouds ... it definitely wasn't cool! Green Grin!

By the way, that's a pretty one you've got there! If you can't find an exact ID you could upload your photos to the general entry in the databse: Crepe Myrtles (Lagerstroemia)
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Aug 18, 2014 9:45 AM CST

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The leaves have that signature Carl Whitcomb look to them with the red tinge along the edge. If I had to guess, I'd say this was Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica Raspberry SundaeĀ®)
Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Aug 18, 2014 10:00 AM CST
Hey Cameron. Maybe Prairie Lace?

http://www.onlineplantguide.com/Plant-Details/1421/
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JRsbugs
Aug 18, 2014 10:13 AM CST
Raspberry Sundae does have red edged leaves ..

http://budsandbloomsnursery.com/test/photos/crape_files/page...

Flower Color: Bright pink with white edging. Flowers from mid-summer until frost

Foliage Color: Crimson color new growth that fades to green. Very clean foliage variety.

Notes: 'Raspberry Sundae' is a Carl Whitcomb introduction. It is patent protected so propagation is prohibited. Very resistant to powdery mildew. This variety has become widely available. Very consistent performer.


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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 18, 2014 10:24 AM CST
I thought it looked most like Raspberry Sundae; photo's for comparison:

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/FullImage...

http://www.greenleafnursery.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=plants....

Sooner Plant Farms site shows a bunch of the Whitcomb Crepe Myrtles: http://www.soonerplantfarm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/plants.m...

As Dave stated in his earlier post, L. indica 'Prairie Lace' doesn't seem to have the red leaf edges as the Whitcomb collection.

http://jcra.ncsu.edu/resources/photographs/plants-results.ph...
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Name: Cameron Allen
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TexasPlumeria87
Aug 18, 2014 10:33 AM CST
Thanks so much everyone Thumbs up I know I was reading online about it cool and rainy weather causing the color change but its been hot and we're in a drought right now. I really appreciate everyone's input Smiling

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