Plant ID forum: Shrub ID

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Washington D.C. (Zone 7a)
Jul 24, 2017 12:51 PM CST

Could anyone please help me ID this shrub/growing tree? We are in Virginia.

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Name: Porkpal
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Jul 24, 2017 12:55 PM CST
The older leaves looke like Crape Myrtle, but the new growth has me puzzled.
Washington D.C. (Zone 7a)
Jul 25, 2017 8:19 AM CST
Thanks! I did a google search for crepe myrtle leaves and think you are right!
Name: Susan
Vienna, VA (Zone 7a)
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Jul 25, 2017 8:32 AM CST
I agree. The new leaves look similar to new ones on one of my Crape Myrtles:
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Your shrub has an unusual shape, though. Either it's a dwarf form, or someone hacked off a larger Crape Myrtle at the base and it's sending out new growth.

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