Who's growing the small/medium crape myrtles?
I'd like to put one of the smaller non-white crape myrtles (e.g. Hopi, Pecos, Tonto, Zuni) in a particular spot that needs a more upright shape than the descriptions of the small/medium CM's which is usually described as globose or dense shrub. I know that CM's easily take to pruning but I'd like to keep that to a minimum if I can. The area I'm thinking of probably can take a spread of only 8 feet, maybe 10 at most. Ideal height would top out at about 10-15 feet.
Any comments or suggestions? Is anyone growing and also shaping these? I'm planning on going down to the arboretum at some point to see their collection. I'll probably want to go with one of their cultivars since they are highly mildew resistant, or at least supposed to be.