Miracle crepe myrtle

rj_hythloday(8A VA)June 3, 2009

Not sure where to post, but just had to share.

I was inspecting the garden last night and noticed some crepe myrtle growth.

The amazing part is these are branches that I picked up from a street cleanup and pounded in as stakes.

I'll have to post pics, I got a 10ft trimming that was straight and bare of branches and put it 2' deep, I used a spade bit to drill out two holes where I placed ''branches'' to hang bird feeders and a bird house.

This was a bit wobbly, so I drove two more about 5ft as deep as they'd go, and trimmed 'em down to the height of my raised beds. It's these two that have both got new growth on them.

I'm wondering now, if I can pull them and put in containers when I move. I'm in mil housing and can't leave any thing behind.

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west9491(6)

wow, that's cool, i didn't know that crepe myrtles were easy to propate, i'm gonna have to give it a try, I got one out in the yard.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2009 at 1:22PM
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rj_hythloday(8A VA)

Here's the pics. The first one just shows the bird houses on the branches, then the new growth at the base.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2009 at 4:58PM
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dan_staley(5b/SS 2b AHS 6-7)

This is a common occurrence in the tropics for numerous plants whose branches/trunks are used for fence posts.

Dan

    Bookmark   June 5, 2009 at 10:35AM
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rj_hythloday(8A VA)

Really cool, I found another large one that's a post to support my rain barrels also w/ new growth.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2009 at 12:04PM
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west9491(6)

i am using the woody part of a hydrangea species to support a cutting in a baggie, it's starting to grow now....

    Bookmark   June 5, 2009 at 8:34PM
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