Growing Crape Myrtle in Zone 6 - Knowledgebase Question

Mystic, CT
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Question by rohacikp
February 9, 1998
Can I grow crape myrtle in Mystic CT, zone 6?

Answer from NGA
February 9, 1998
You're located on the northern edge of its growing zone, and it'll require winter protection. Because you'll need to cover it for the winter, you're better off choosing a smaller variety, such as 'Centennial' or 'Victor' (3-5' tall at maturity). Carroll Gardens (444 East Main St., Westminster, MD 21157; ph# 800/638-6334) offers these "unusually hardy" varieties. They can also tell you what kind of winter protection works best. Good luck!

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