A History of the Crepe Myrtle: Crepe Myrtle: Watermelon Pink

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A History of the Crepe Myrtle

By dave
July 14, 2015

Standing on a thin carpet of fallen blooms, with a canopy of color above me, I immediately fell in love with the Crepe Myrtle tree, and since then have set out to collect them all.

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hazelnut
Jul 17, 2015 3:31 PM CST
I live in a historic town in rural Alabama. My own house is 100 years old. The crepe myrtles on old properties around here are called "watermelon pink". And that is the color -- deep pink with a hint of orange. Im not sure how old my crepe myrtle is but I would guess around 50 years at least. Im thinking about expanding my crepe myrtle planting which is next to my driveway into a grove or perhaps a double hedge of mixed crepe myrtles. Im looking for colors that would mix with the watermelon pink. Too many watermelon pinks would be too many for me.

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