Is crepe myrtle effected by altitude? - Knowledgebase Question

Ojai, Ca
Question by lsalka
August 22, 2009
I want to plant crepe myrtle in Big Bear, CA where the altitude is 6,850'. The tree seems to be suited to the weather, but does the altitude prevent it from growing there?


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Answer from NGA
August 22, 2009

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There are several cold hardy crepe myrtles developed by the National Arboreteum in Washington DC that seem to do well in their zone 6. The list includes:
'Acoma', 'Apalachee', 'Caddo','Cherokee', 'Chickasaw', 'Choctaw', 'Comanche', 'Hopi', 'Kiowa', 'Lipan', 'Muskogee', 'Natchez', 'Potomac', 'Powhatan', 'Seminole', 'Sioux', 'Tonto', and Zuni'. One of these might be worth a try in your high altitude garden.

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