exposed root crape myrtle

will0911

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this is another crape myrtle i saved from the trash pile! these pictures are of when i pruned it hard let it grow a month or so then repotted it!


still in nursery pot but pruned from about a four foot tree


alot of new growth! and repotted!


i still have some roots to expose but these were already hardened off so i will slowly expose more every year i repot this tree.

comments welcome!

thanks!

Will B.
 

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If I were you, next time I repot, I would use some large wire and wire and shape those roots. Just as in branches, good exposed roots do not cross each other. Right now the tree is off balance. Some of those roots need to be severely repositioned.
 

will0911

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Thanks for the advice! If you look closely you might be able to see wire. I have already started pulling some where they need to go. I also need to get more heavy wire!
 
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