|Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 20, 2011 8:28 AM
Crepe Myrtle is a deciduous, long-blooming and popular landscape and streetscape tree in the south. I've heard a few people say they don't care for Crepe Myrtle because it's so common, but it sure is one of my favorites! Some cities in the south have highways lined with beautiful Crepe Myrtles. There are dwarf varieties that grow only 18 to 24 inches in height, as well as varieties that can reach 40 feet. Crepe Myrtle is one of the longest blooming trees (3-4 months in some areas) and the flowers come in shades ranging from white to pink, lavender, and red. Some people prefer this plant as a bushy, spreading shrub, but if you want your plant to maintain a tree form you must remove any suckers that appear. Whether it's grown as a dwarf container plant, a shrub, or a tall single specimen tree, if you have a spot with full sun you can't beat the Crepe Myrtle for summer color!
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|Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 3:52 AM
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