Crape Myrtles -- want 'em?

CEFreeman(DC/MD Burbs 7B)May 6, 2012

Hi all!

I have 'Carolina Red' crape myrtles reseeding all over the place. Ironically, I dug my original tree out about 6 years ago!

I also have 'Hopi', a darker red 'Tonto' and some really bright pink variety reseeding.

Seedlings range from 1' to 3-4' tall. They grown 2-3' a year.

If anyone's interested, please LMK. They make great hedges against a fence. Or, they're beautiful as focal points.

Hope everyone's doing well!


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Are they the dwarf variety? I know I ordered some from a Florida grower..some years ago and they all died on me. I do have one that is now 20' feet high for over 21 years and never ceases to stop blooming here in the east around the end of July. Unfortunately, I do not have room for another 20' footer, but am interested if they are the dwarf variety.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 7:24PM
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CEFreeman(DC/MD Burbs 7B)

No, they're not dwarf.
I think I might have ordered from the same grower. Many of mine didn't survive, but many did.

Thanks for your interest, tho.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 11:35PM
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I have tried rooting some cuttings from one in the landscape at my office..unsuccessfully. I LOVE the pink, I am new to the forum. How do we do this? I am in New Jersey.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2012 at 2:18PM
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Some are hit and miss...when it comes to rooting. I used a rootone powder that i got in home depot or lowes..directions are very easy...put them in a pot of jiffy peat, again they are in those places in the garden section, obviously. In Asia, they grow like weeds. Good luck

    Bookmark   May 10, 2012 at 7:16PM
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Do you still have the Crape Myrtle seedlings? If so I am very interested.
looking forward to your reply,

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 7:24PM
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gemini_jim(7 MD)

boothbay, a nice thing about crepe myrtles is that they are very tolerant of pruning. I have one I cut to the ground every winter, and right now it is a 6' shrub covered with blossoms. So if you don't have a dwarf variety you can still keep it very small.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 11:10AM
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CEFreeman(DC/MD Burbs 7B)

I'm sorry.
I didn't see these responses.
Yes, they're still healthy and happy in my yard.
Moving them would be best after they lose their leaves, but I can certainly hold them until someone can come.

They're really a beautiful dark pink. Look up 'Carolina Red'.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 11:18PM
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