Small Crepe Myrtle?

harmonyfarmsAugust 3, 2007

I need a smaller crepe myrtle. No larger than 6 feet at maturity. Doesn't matter what color. Does it exist?

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At BB's where I work we have 'little chief' which is a dwarf bush form that grows 3-4 feet high and 3-4 feet wide. I don't know where you are located but if you are anywhere near the Sanford area we are including them in our closeout annual sale which is less than 1.00 a plant. Adele

    Bookmark   August 3, 2007 at 8:31PM
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Someone posted the url below in another thread - it lists crepe myrtle varieties by size, color, etc.

Here is a link that might be useful: Crepe myrtle varieties

    Bookmark   August 4, 2007 at 12:54PM
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Lowes and Home Depot both carry a new series of CM that are actually "shrubs" rather that "trees". I beleive it is the Razzmatazz collection. Comes in several pinks and reads, not sure about white. I bought one last year and love it.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2007 at 7:06PM
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Check out the many crepe myrtles at Ecolage. They have lots of dwarfs, semi-dwarfs & even a ground cover variety. Also, they have a top rating from Garden Watchdog as a mail order source.

Here is a link that might be useful: Ecolage

    Bookmark   August 6, 2007 at 9:59AM
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In other parts of the county where crape myrtles are unreliable as "trees" folks will just run them over with the lawn mower each fall and the new growth the following spring will make a bush about 5 feet tall. Since they bloom on new wood, keeping them as bushes makes for quite a show.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2007 at 2:13PM
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There's a place in Gainesville, FL that has a patent on Crape Myrtle bushes that grow between 2 to 4 feet tall and the same amount wide. I just called them last week and they have tons of colors. I think I found them on

    Bookmark   August 7, 2007 at 5:19PM
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We have a 'white chocolate' and it is such a trooper! First, it had frost damage, so I carefully trimmed off the damage. Then, the JB's devoured it and I just took the hedge trimmer to it to cut off the damage and tried to give it a decent form in spite of the wreck it was in. Right now, in 103 degree heat in the middle of my full sun southern-exposed open meadow, the little thing is BLOOMING gorgeous white blooms!


    Bookmark   August 9, 2007 at 5:52PM
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