A History of the Crepe Myrtle: I think Crepe Myrtles are beautiful.

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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Jul 14, 2015 6:42 AM CST
Even though I am totally dedicated to Texas Native Plants I do appreciate the beauty and usefulness of exotics.
There is a spot at the Dallas arboretum they call Crepe Myrtle allee and it is breathtaking, with the petals on the ground and the flowers overhead. I also love how the wood peels and it is so smooth underneath. Smiling
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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Jul 15, 2015 3:59 AM CST
I have admired them for yrs also. Mom has always had one but here in KY it dies back down to the ground. It makes a shrub type bush. Is there any that you can buy that makes a trunk better?

Or do you have to keep trimming to make them?

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