Trees and Shrubs forum: Is Anyone Growing Miniature Crepe Myrtles?

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Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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Avedon
Jul 7, 2016 11:50 PM CST
Many years ago, I used to have the miniature crepe myrtle Baton Rouge. I am thinking of putting in some more, but now I find there are other varieties. I would like to hear from anyone growing these as to how they are doing for you, and which ones you have.
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 4, 2016 8:56 AM CST
I have one dwarf . I chose the size because the location cannot handle a full size crepe myrtle. It's growing nicely but growing much slower than the 2 other standard size ones that were planted at the same time. I'll find it the name for you later...with a pic.
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Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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Avedon
Aug 4, 2016 11:20 AM CST
Thank You! Cheryl. We have lost a mini butterfly bush, probably because of nematodes, and I don't believe the mini "Crepes" are susceptible, I hope.
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 4, 2016 12:24 PM CST
Like everything in my yard, this does not get as much sun as I'd like. But she's holding her own. I hold back on fertilizing as I am told cm's don't respond to fertilizing well.
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Name: Melissa
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shadytrake
Aug 6, 2016 1:48 PM CST
We are growing the dwarf Razzle Dazzles. We have 4 Cherry Dazzles and 2 Snow Dazzles. They are very floriferous and I love the fact that the leaf size is dwarf as well. They are prone to mealybugs so we sprayed the heck out of them before introducing them to the beds. I don't have finished pictures of those yet, but will as soon as this oppressive heat dies down.

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Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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Avedon
Aug 7, 2016 10:39 AM CST
Thank you Cheryl and Melissa. My problem is that these crepe myrtles are just a little too big for the space that we have. That's why I have been looking for the minis. There are two or three listed on the internet I like, but those prices are high and the plants are small; however, since it is doubtful that I could ever get them locally, this may be the way I have to go. The mini Mardi Gras and one called Cordon Bleu really appeal to me.

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