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milano23
Nov 14, 2020 10:28 AM CST
i live in ocean county nj what is my growing zone? i am going to plant a black diamond crape myrtlee do i need to do anythng being they are a southern plant
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ViburnumValley
Nov 14, 2020 10:55 AM CST
I think your part of NJ would be considered zone 7 - but likely a different kind of zone 7 than, say, Tennessee, due to maritime influences. I would doubt that you are going to have any trouble growing Crapemyrtle.

You might not warm up as soon in the spring as some more southerly places, so your plant may not leaf out quite as early. It should give you a good show as your summer progresses.
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plantladylin
Nov 14, 2020 10:59 AM CST
Hi milano23, Welcome!

Your area of Forked River, N.J is zone 7a. Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) are listed as zone 7a and higher and there are some even listed for zone 6.

Here are a just a few entries in our database that would be good possibilities for you:

Tall varieties:
Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia 'Sioux')
Japanese Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia 'Tonto')
Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia 'Zuni')
Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia Delta Jazz™)

Dwarf varieties:
Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia 'Purple Magic')
Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia Cherry Dazzle®)
Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia 'Pocomoke')
Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica Red Rocket®)


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John2468
Nov 14, 2020 11:59 AM CST
Your area is in zone 7, I guess you can plant it there
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John2468
Nov 14, 2020 12:00 PM CST
You can try other species and see if they are more cold hardy
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pirl
Nov 14, 2020 12:09 PM CST
Those with Native American names are more likely to succeed in zone 7.

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