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(7,900 posts)
1. I love crepe myrtles also - they are beautiful, drought tolerant, and one of the few plants
Sun Aug 14, 2022, 03:53 PM
Aug 2022

that do well in these continuous 100° temps in Central Texas.

Arkansas Granny

(31,584 posts)
3. About 20 years ago I planted a Crepe Myrtle by my front gate.
Sun Aug 14, 2022, 05:35 PM
Aug 2022

The tag said it was a dwarf plant that would grow 10 - 12 ft. It is now approximately 30 ft and blooms without fail. It has 8 trunks. Seven of them have pale pink blooms, but one has deep rose colored blooms. Unlike other Crepe Myrtles, it has never grown any suckers at its base and all the trunks are about 15 ft tall before they branch out. It recently shed its bark so the trunks are a reddish brown color right now.


(132,333 posts)
4. WOW!
Sun Aug 14, 2022, 05:45 PM
Aug 2022

'Mine' is tall too, and blossoms way up, NOT profuse. As usual, should do more work for a better pic; only a couple trunks.

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