Sunday, August 5, 2007

Crape Myrtle

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


  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)

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

  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 ( ) as well as My Canadian Garden blog.
    I have had a nice visit.

  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.

  5. lovely arrangement with very pleasing rock placement

  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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