Crape Myrtle in container - Knowledgebase Question

Mound, MN (Zone 4)
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Question by vikkidawn
July 22, 2006
I am from NC and now live in Minnesota. I LOVE Crape Myrtles and would love to be able to keep one here. If I planted it in a large container - what would I need to do in the winter (zone 4)? I know it needs to come inside - but would it survive in the garage? How much sun does it need in the winter? Thanks in advance.

Answer from NGA
July 22, 2006
As much as I'd like to encourage you to keep a crape myrtle alive in Minnesota, I'm afraid you'll be sadly disappointed. Spending the winter in a garage just won't provide the necessary environment for a crape myrtle to flourish. Now if you had a greenhouse, where you could control the amount of light, humidity and temperature, you might be successful. Wish I had better news for you!

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