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Rocklin California
Jul 29, 2018 12:09 PM CST
I save this crêpe myrtle from the garbage at Home Depot. It's been in the ground eight months. It's just started to bloom it started with white or very light pink blossoms and now it's getting red blossoms as well. I haven't heard of this, Does anyone know what it is?
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Name: Karen
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Jul 29, 2018 12:10 PM CST
I don't know why it's happening, but it's very pretty that way! It will be interesting to see if it does this again next year.
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Jul 29, 2018 5:19 PM CST
I have the Red Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia 'Arapaho') and the Red Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica Red Rocket®) that have been sporting pink and white blooms and Pink Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia 'Sioux') that has sported white blooms. Although I don't know the parentage of any of them, I just assumed the production of white blooms was possibly a trait of one of the parents.


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Jul 29, 2018 5:39 PM CST
Could these Crape Myrtles be 'grafted'?
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Jul 29, 2018 6:00 PM CST
I don't know about grafted ones, but now I'm careful when I buy a crepe myrtle at a nursery. They will sell you a tree that is actually two trees grown together. Then when it blooms, half the tree is one color and the other half is a different color. My Mom really wanted an all red one but didn't want to return this one. Shrug!

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It's a tough little tree(s). My dad ran it over and ripped it out of the ground. I replanted it and its doing fine. Smiling

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