Return to the Gardening in Shade Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
crepe myrtles in less than full sun

Posted by behaviorkelton (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 6, 07 at 6:59

My region (east tn) is very hilly with tall trees surrounding the property. Their are spots in my yard that probably get 5 or 6 hours of sun per day, but that's beside the point.

So crepe myrtles are known as full sun trees, but I'm thinking of experimenting with putting a few in less than full sun places.. like maybe 3 hours full, and the rest dappled.

What can I expect under these conditions? Should they do fine?

Natchez crepes (crapes?)are the type I'm considering.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: crepe myrtles in less than full sun

My crepe myrtles are in half day sun and do very well blooming each summer in late July/August. I do think they have stretched a bit taller, seeking light than they are supposed to, based on the standard heights for these varieties. They are also a bit less full than full sun planted trees. But I'm willing to take the bloom amount I'm getting with the sun I have.


 o
RE: crepe myrtles in less than full sun

You will probably want plant a mildew resistant variety. I have one that is semi-shaded and it begins blooming much later than those in full sun, but it has been healthy enough.


 o
RE: crepe myrtles in less than full sun

Hi:

I have two Natchez Crape Myrtles in shaded area, where they may recieve 2 hours of bright Sun daily, and they both do quite well.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Gardening in Shade Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here