Propagation of crepe myrtle - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Laura Fancher
Daphne, AL
Question by lfancher
May 12, 1999
Can crepe myrtle be rooted and if so, how? Also, will they start from seed?


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Answer from NGA
May 12, 1999

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Crepe myrtles are best propagated by softwood cuttings. The following web sites are excellent guides for the details of how to do this. They will provide much more detail than we can in this short space:

http://muextension.missouri.ed...
http://www.ces.uga.edu/pubcd/b...

You can also grow crepe myrtles from seeds. Sow the seeds indoors on the surface of a good seed starting mix. Don't cover them up. Keep them moist and they should be up in two or three weeks.

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