Sunday, August 5, 2007

Crape Myrtle

'Lilacina' -- clones of a cultivar from the past century

6 comments:

  1. I've seen a few photos of Crape Myrtle around the blogworld the last few days. Not a plant I know at all...possibly it's not hardy here in the UK. Happy GTS :o)

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  2. The colour of the flowers are very pretty.
    Sara from farmingfriends

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  3. Crape Myrtle is a plant I don't grow ... very nice. Does it get quite tall and bushy?
    It is nice to discover another seed collector like me. Stop by and see my Sow Then Grow blog ( http://sowthengrow.blogspot.com/ ) as well as My Canadian Garden blog.
    I have had a nice visit.

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  4. Will these eventually form a hedge? I've never seen Crape Myrtle planted here, even though it is hardy in Phoenix and is trained into a tree by some.It is very prone to aphid infestations, so maybe that's why not many have it.

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  5. lovely arrangement with very pleasing rock placement

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  6. Crape myrtles are common here, pruned as small (20-30') trees, depending on the cultivar, some are smaller. Few pests bother them here and they are drought tolerant once established.

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I look forward to comments and questions and lively discussion of gardening and related ideas.



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