Plant ID forum: Is This A Juvenile Crepe Myrtle?

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rampman10
Apr 29, 2017 10:21 PM CST
Hello,

I think this might be a juvenile Crepe Myrtle. There is one close by in the yard and the leaves look the same to me......I think.

I live in Texas and the Crepe Myrtles are already full of leaves. I have even seen some blooming. Crepe Myrtles are very popular in the Dallas area.

Anyway, I would like to know for sure because a friend would like some Crepe Myrtles and these are growing in the middle of my yard. I have to dig them up and I am hoping they are Crepe Myrtles so I can find them a new home.

Thank you for your help.

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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Apr 29, 2017 10:35 PM CST
Welcome!

They do look like Crepe Myrtles but I suspect they are suckers off the roots of your mature Crepe Myrtles, not seedlings.
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rampman10
Apr 29, 2017 10:39 PM CST
Thanks Daisy for the fast response. They are more than 10 feet away from the parent tree. I have dug up closer (like right next to it) off shoots and replanted them in the back yard, and they grew on their own.

Can I dig these up? I was planning on putting them in small pots and letting my friend plant them. I would like them to live, just not in the middle of my yard.

Thanks again.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Apr 29, 2017 10:41 PM CST
The will probably grow. Crepe Myrtles are hard to discourage. Smiling
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rampman10
Apr 30, 2017 12:09 AM CST
Thanks Daisy, I have found them to be very hardy. Even the larger ones I re-planted looked like they died, then the next year, they had new off-shoots from the root. They are beautiful and hardy, which is good for me because I don't always do the best with my plants. Thank you and have a nice weekend.

Shawn
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porkpal
Apr 30, 2017 7:04 AM CST
I think they could easily be seedlings. We have them pop uo here frequently. I agree that, in any case, you can successfully transplant them.
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plantladylin
Apr 30, 2017 9:29 AM CST
Ditto to the ID of seedlings of Crepe Myrtles (Lagerstroemia) and you should be able dig them and pot them up for your friends garden! For leaf comparison, this photo from our database shows suckers:

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rampman10
Apr 30, 2017 5:01 PM CST
Thanks Porkpal and Plantlady,

I think they may be seedlings also. I will dig them up this week and pot them in a Black Kow and Topsoil Mix to give them a little boost. My friend is looking for flowering trees to line her back fence and I think these will be perfect. Mine produce pretty purple-pink blossoms and often bloom twice per year in May and just before Fall.

I just wanted to make sure these were indeed baby Crepe Myrtles before I had her plant them.

Thank you again for your kindness to a new member and have a nice weekend.

Shawn

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