Crape Myrtles in South Bend IN?

claremarieAugust 20, 2007

I'm moving from northern Virginia to South Bend IN next summer. I'm planning to bring some cuttings from my VA garden to plant in our new home, and wondering whether Crape Myrtles will grow in South Bend? Around here, they grow like weeds -- I've succesfully transplanted one volunteer, and would like to bring another -- but don't recall seeing any Crape Myrtles during visits to South Bend. We are in growing zone 7 here, if that helps. Thanks for any insights.

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anya_101(z5b central,IL)

I have never heard of anyone getting one to grow in zone 5, so probably not a good chance of it happening. I have tried several times (with winter protection) and still had no luck here in central Illinois. : (
In South Bend, you will be even farther north than I am.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2007 at 10:21PM
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iowapalmz5(Zone 5)

I lived in Chesterton (near Valparaiso) a couple years ago and think that you should give it a shot. I suppose that it would depend on the variety of the Crape though. I live in Bettendorf Iowa and have been successful the last two years in getting my Southern Magnolias to survive. 2 Mag. Granifloras and one brackens brown beauty. Good luck.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2007 at 11:29PM
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denninmi(8a)

I planted 3 crepe myrtles in S.E. Michigan 4 or 5 years ago -- 'Hopi', 'Zuni', and 'Apache'. They have survived, but die back to the roots every winter even with heavy mulch. One of them ALMOST bloomed a few years ago -- the buds started to open in early October and froze. The leaves are pretty, but I've given up on flowers.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2007 at 7:57PM
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