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omega2009
May 3, 2018 9:09 AM CST
If so, what species? How do I take care of it?
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porkpal
May 3, 2018 9:32 AM CST
I don't know the variety, but it is Crepe Myrtle.
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flaflwrgrl
May 3, 2018 8:45 PM CST
Care instructions:
The Crepe Myrtles Database
The thread "Crepe Murder 2013 — Murderer’s Row" in All Things Gardening forum
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omega2009
May 4, 2018 11:17 AM CST
flaflwrgrl said:Care instructions:
The Crepe Myrtles Database
The thread "Crepe Murder 2013 — Murderer’s Row" in All Things Gardening forum


Thanks for the info. It was cut down by the previous owner of my home but started to grow back so I left it alone and it's growing but it seems to not be growing as fast as it was. Is fertilizer needed? My lawn is irrigated 2 times a week, maybe it needs more water? I live in Tampa, Florida. Any advice is appreciated as I am a fan of these plants and want it to grow and be healthy.

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flaflwrgrl
May 4, 2018 11:41 AM CST
Water and nutrients will help it to grow faster. Crepe myrtles grow pretty fast though anyway. If your lawn is getting irrigated twice a week that should be plenty as long as it's in the range of 1 inch each time. If this is the first year since the previous owner cut it down, then just be patient, it will grow fast.
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ScotTi
May 4, 2018 11:54 AM CST
Looks to be in the "Black Diamond" series of Crepe Myrtles. Your plant looks healthy and I would not be worried at this point in the season. Mine has always grown in spurts.
Here are the flowers on my Crimson Red from a previous summer flowering'.
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quercusnut
May 6, 2018 12:46 AM CST
I hate the way some people cut back Crape Myrtles. Especially the haircut method. CMs will produce beautiful multi-stemmed shrubs or trees if you let them grow and selectively prune out weak stems and branches. Some with beautiful mottled bark.

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