My white crape myrtle
For the past 10 years or so, I have pruned my crape myrtles to 4 feet in the spring, so that I can have color at a time of the year when my rose blooms are small.
Most arborists and nurserymen may think this is bad for the crape myrtles, but I like the effect.
In Tulsa I have not seen choices of size as much as choices of only a few colors. This variety grows to 25 feet, but likes my garden and does not distract from my roses.
Everything I read indicates that this should not be done, but sometimes in your own garden, you can discover how to break with tradition to get what you want.
I just thought I would share.
I previewed the picture. I am showing two white crape myrtles, white roses between them, and red salvia and roses in front. I am not sure how I managed the white reflection, and the other plants are not weeds even though they look like it.