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Name: Teri Sims
Long Beach, CA (Zone 10b)
Teri's more than one secret garden
Aug 7, 2015 4:19 PM CST
|Has anyone had luck growing one in a container? Full-size or dwarf?
Aug 7, 2015 4:51 PM CST
|I have quite a few growing in containers - accidentally. Planted on purpose, I suspect they could do well, but the dwarf variety would be more manageable.
Aug 7, 2015 6:45 PM CST
|Hi Teri, to All Things Plants!
The standard size Crepe Myrtles (Lagerstroemia) can attain heights and widths of 20 to 30 feet or more and they would more than likely outgrow a container very quickly!
The Black Diamond varieties http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=black+diamond+cre... attain heights of 6 to 12 feet; I have a Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia 'Ebony Flame') that I bought last year growing in a container but my plan is to eventually put it in the ground.
There are Dwarf Varieties http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Dwarf+Crepe+Myrtl... that require the same cultural conditions (sun, water etc.) as the standards but would work very well in containers.
You might like these interesting articles about Crepe Myrtles:
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