CRAPE MYRTLE - Knowledgebase Question

PHILADELPHIA, Pe
Question by REGAL86DT
September 28, 2010
I purchased two crape myrtle trees this summer and have them planted in pots on my deck. Will they be alright outside through the winter or do I need to take them indoors? If I need to take them in, how do I care for them?


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Answer from NGA
September 28, 2010

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Crape myrtles are hardy in PA but since yours are in containers, you'll need to sink the pots into the ground over the winter months to keep the roots from freezing solid. Failing that, you can set the pots in an insulated cardboard box and set the box in a protected area outdoors (somewhere out of icy winds). In the spring you can set the trees back on your deck and they should green up and flower right on schedule.

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