crape myrtle

  1. SmallTreeGuy

    Should I trim these Crape suckers to redirect energy?

    Hello everyone, I have attached a photo of 2 Crape Myrtles I have collected a little less than a month ago. The other two not shown are in black bags in the shade and misted when needed to try and produce buds. They are being my problem children. Anyways, my two that are growing are shown and...
  2. SmallTreeGuy

    Is there any hope for budding?

    Hello all, A while back I posted about my collection of a Crape Myrtle that I collected from my yard. I’ve attached a picture of the 4 crapes that came from the larger tree. All 4 have roots and are wired into their boxes in a well draining mix. 2 of them seem to be doing well and the buds...
  3. SmallTreeGuy

    Does the Cambium regenerate?

    Ok, so I have a basic horticultural question. It does apply to one of my recent collections of a Crape Myrtle. I took out a CM from my yard and have cut the rootball into 4 sections. They are currently wired in planter boxes and it’s just a waiting game now for buds to start popping. However...
  4. SmallTreeGuy

    Collected Crape Myrtle…opinions?

    Hello all, Zone 8a. I am getting new landscaping put in and in an attempt to beat the landscapers, I dug out one of four, 25’ Crape Myrtles in my front yard. I have the option of getting all 4 obviously but I don’t think I have the time (or energy) for all of them before work is started next...
  5. Crape Myrtle

    Crape Myrtle

    38 inches tall - 30+ years old My father planted this tree in the back yard in the early 90's. It was slowly dying. I fertilized it for a year and eventually collected it when it seemed to be healthier in 2021.
  6. M

    Crepe Myrtle Styling Help

    Ripped out this crepe myrtle earlier in the summer that was unwanted but I have no idea what to do with it. I can’t seem to find any kind of structure fitting for a bonsai. If I just chop off all the top and leave a fat stump I’d be waiting 15 years for a decent sized new leader to come in...
  7. cbroad

    Crape Myrtle 1

    Unkown variety, I haven't let it flower yet, but I believe it is pink. I've had this crape since spring of 2019, bought it from @VAFisher (still have the pokomoke group too 👍), along with the Sara Rayner pot. It was clear from the beginning that he took good care of it and put some great detail...
  8. Rivian

    Cold hardy crepe myrtle?

    I read there are crepe myrtle / Lagerstroemia indica that were bred for Zone 5. I would like to add a few to my growing field, they have such pretty bark. Please tell me anything you know about this, especially if you have first hand experience
  9. Joelshack2362

    Crape Myrtle flowers

    This is my Crape Myrtle that I rescued from my moms garden bed! I have had it for four years now. I just repotted it in the spring. Looks like I got some flowers this year!!
  10. Joelshack2362

    Blooms on my Crape mrytle

    I recently transplanted this one this spring. I'm glad to see flowers and buds. I think that's a good sign the transplant went well.
  11. PeaceLoveBonsai

    Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia) - Where to go from here?

    This is a crape myrtle (CM) I picked up at local nursery a little while back: I love the bark and nebari looks good, I thought... After consulting w/ the GREAT @Stickroot , I decided to heed his advice and chop it back...keeping only the small trunk untouched, thinking I might make it a...
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