Lagerstroemia / Dwarf Crape Myrtle

elee55December 10, 2009

Has anyone had any experience with growing "crape myrtlette" in PA zone 6b? I'm going to start some from seed and I chose the dwarf variety due to space limitations. It is listed as growing in zones 7-10, and I wondered if anyone has had some overwinter successfully in 6B.

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They are all over Lancaster County. I know that some cultivars are hardier than others, can't speak for anything from seed.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2009 at 12:32PM
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katob Z6ish, NE Pa

I'm colder than you are and regular crape myrtle can overwinter every now and then... I think one of the benefits of having the dwarf ones is they can freeze to the ground and then because they are smaller plants, they can sprout up new and bloom just fine the following summer.

    Bookmark   January 1, 2010 at 1:15PM
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