A Few Crape Myrtles

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Both these two crape myrtles this spring. An Acoma CM and a Natchez CM. Worked the roots hard and chopped hard. All summer I let the shoots run until they were about to flower then cut back. Just defoliated the Acoma and cut back. I’ll wire for a bit more movement as well. The Natchez still needs to turn a bit more before I defoliate. I’m happy with the progress so far. Both are aways out still as the wounds still need major healing, branches need much developing and nebari is a work in progress.

Natchez March 30
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Acoma March 30
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Here is the Natchez which has a nicer base and nebari but didn’t put on growth I liked as much as the Acoma. branches need thickening and I will repeat the process of letting run till flower then cut next season. I may also put this one in an Anderson flat next season for development.
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Wow, nice growing season for these! Did these come from that little neighborhood nursery? I should have grabbed one when I was down there!
 

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Wow, nice growing season for these! Did these come from that little neighborhood nursery? I should have grabbed one when I was down there!
Actually picked these up from our big wholesale nursery called plant world. Each was like $20.

I think the Natchez needs quite a bit of grow out time in a larger pot for the line I picked to thicken proper, especially the first branch. But I really like the direction the Acoma is going as it feels more natural.
 

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