Crepe Myrtles in Ohio

worthwhile1(z5 OH)October 21, 2007

I have no experience in growing CMs and am wondering if anyone relatively close to Columbus, Ohio does. In my research I have read the lowest zone they are recommended for is zone 6, but I have also read there are species that can take a winter low temperature of -10 to -15 ( which would be fine in my zone 5b ). Any input would be appreciated.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jz500(5 NW PA)

I have a sister in Cincinnati that has a white CM. I am sorry that we do not know more about it, but it is very happy there in her back yard. It gets full sun for most of the day and tolerates drought. It has been a very dry year there but the CM has been in full bloom and looking lovely! I am in NWPA and plan on trying one here.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2007 at 7:07AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
diggerb2(z5oh)

you might post this on the Ohio Valley Forum as well
there are a lot of people there pushing the zone 5/6 envelope with bananas, palms and other tropicals.

at the cleveland Metro Zoo they have some crepe myrtles that bloom as well as at Rockerfeller Park

diggerb

    Bookmark   December 11, 2007 at 4:01PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Anyone have a Weeping Willow Tree?
It seems like these are hard to find. I am in zone...
happytomato2008
New construction - tree choices
Hi there, So we have a 1.5 acre lot that I'd like to...
BeccaMI
Any mushroom compost near Chicago?
Hi- I live in Evanston, and I have a garden in one...
nfriday
Osmanthus fragrans aurantiacus
Has anyone grown Osmanthus fragrans in Niagara? Can...
hikerwanda
red bugs eating lilies
Hello...I have red bugs eating my lily leaves...they...
dllfb
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™