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Wandering if someone can help me ID this Myrtle I commandeered from my parents. (Hopefully this is the right section). It had been living on a hill with very poor quality soil and never did anything up there. I wasnt even sure it was alive untill buds started popping all over it.

All the new growth is red as you can seen, but thats about all I know about it.
 

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We'll need better pics than that. Many, if not most, crape myrtle leaves come in reddish when young. Pics of mature leaves, the bark as it flakes, and flowers would all probvably be needed, and even then the differences between various crape myrtle varieties/cultivars is often VERY slight.

I have no idea where you live, but the Jardin Botanique in Montreal, Canada has the largest number and variety of crape myrtle bonsai in its collection that I've ever seen.
 
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Thanks Jim, I'll have to wait and see what and how it developes.

Not sure where you are in NC (I'm assuming somewhere near Asheville) but I'm in Kernersville, between Winston Salem and Greensboro, a couple hours east of you in the western piedmont area, just east of the foothills.
 

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After talking to mom she thinks they are pink flowering. It had three trunks (I know that much doesnt help much) and I believe the bark was the smooth creamy type, not exfoliating. I cant really get a better picture because I reduced it down to a stump and removed the two outside trunks.
 
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