Plant ID forum: Crepe Myrtles (Lagerstroemia); for ID

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Name: Ashton & Terry
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kidfishing
Jul 19, 2015 8:02 PM CST
Does anybody know the names of these Crepe Myrtles?
This one was supposed to be Victor Herbert but there is no such thing.
It has a Violet Red tint to it.
Note: it's not Victor, I have victor and it is different.
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Here's a weeping light pink-white crepe Myrtle.
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Here are 3 dwarfs, they are pretty big though.
I thinking the purple one is Baton Rouge.
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dave
Jul 19, 2015 8:05 PM CST

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It can be hard to get an ID on crepe myrtles.

The white is probably Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia 'Natchez')

A purple dwarf is commonly Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica 'Zuni')

Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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kidfishing
Jul 19, 2015 8:33 PM CST
I have Natchez and it is a true great white, the unknown one is slightly pink.


I also have Zuni and mine are 15-20' tall.
Is Zuni a dwarf? I don't see Zuni listed as a dwarf. Confused
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froggardener
Jul 19, 2015 9:35 PM CST
I thought Baton Rouge is a dwarf weeping red, it is on my wish list for our retirement garden, lol
I gave a Zuni to my dil and it is supposed to stay around 10? Every plant I get her has to be purple, lol
I have one but it is a baby but the label said 12
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 20, 2015 7:57 AM CST
Ashton the first photo might be Tuscarora
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Jul 20, 2015 4:09 PM CST

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Zuni is a semi-dwarf and should top out at 10 feet tall. Baton Rouge is a very small dwarf (less than 3 feet) with very light lavender blooms.
Name: Ashton & Terry
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kidfishing
Jul 20, 2015 4:20 PM CST
When we bought them, the tag said 3ft tall.
They are about 5-6ft tall.
They have been in the same place since at least the late 90's, I don't think they are going to get any taller.

Ann,
The red one is about 7-8ft tall.
My Tuscarora is over 20ft, one of my favorite crepe myrtles.
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 20, 2015 4:57 PM CST
But Ashton, is that red mature yet? Could it be a young Tuscarora? Of course if you have a Tuscarora you can easily compare blooms.
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Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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kidfishing
Jul 20, 2015 5:03 PM CST
Yes, most of these Crepemyrtles have been growing for more than a decade. Smiling
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 20, 2015 5:32 PM CST
Then it can't be Tuscarora.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 20, 2015 5:38 PM CST
Ashton, try these links. I found they have a wealth of information on the different varieties.
For this first one scroll down until you get to the tables that list & describe them.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mg266

This is a good link too.
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/databases/crapemyrtle/cra...
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Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
Windswept Farm & Gardens
Hostas Lilies Hybridizer Keeps Sheep Pollen collector Irises
Hummingbirder Region: United States of America Daylilies Region: Oklahoma Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kidfishing
Jul 21, 2015 9:56 AM CST
Wow! Thanks.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 21, 2015 10:14 AM CST
Welcome! Smiling
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ardesia
Jul 22, 2015 7:06 PM CST
This chart is helpful in choosing crapemyrtles.
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/databases/crapemyrtle/cra...

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