dwarf crape myrtles

louisianagal(z7bMS)August 14, 2010

I will cross post this to La/Ms forum.

Have any of you successfully grown dwarf crape myrtle?

What size do they get to be? What cultivars have you grown and how do they perform? I am looking for a shrub for july/aug performance. What were its special needs?

Do you think I will find some in the fall? Is that the best time to plant? I am afraid to plant now becoz of the intense heat and no rain up here in north MS.


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token28001(zone7b NC)

I know that Lowe's should be just about to clearance their plants, if they still have any left. Our fall shipments of trees will be arriving here in late August. I would check those stores. Razzle Dazzle is the variety most of our stores carry. They top out around 4', but bloom in July rather than in the fall.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2010 at 10:32AM
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I have NEW ORLEANS. It is an orchid like color. It was slow to take off the first year. It finally got 2 and 1/2 feet tall, but spread out about 5 feet. I had to move it out of the flower bed to a place where it could do its own thing without covering its neighbors.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2010 at 12:09AM
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