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  • OT: have White Crape Myrtle cuttings

    Many are available, trimmings the trees tomorrow . Please PM me if interested.
    They are easy to root, like figs.
    USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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    That is a very generous offer Igor. Many of our members live in cold climates, do you know what the cold hardiness rating is on your cultivar of crapemyrtle?
    Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

    “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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    • #3
      Scott,

      I do not know what is the hardiness of my cultivar but after some reading, it seems they all should tolerate up to a zone 8. The hybrids go as low as zone 7 but die to the ground like figs and grow back.
      I wish I knew the name of mine. They are pure white with handsome bark.
      USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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      • #4
        Very cool! I wish I could grow them in ground in Colorado.

        I thought about putting some in pots on the front stoop, however, my wife likes her palm trees there so that is that.
        Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

        “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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        • #5
          Crepe Myrtle is grown extensively here in KY (zone 6a/b). In other words, it's a very popular landscape plant around here. I have a nice purple bloom variety in my yard.

          Two things I don't know about them though. 1) I don't know if yours is a different cultivar & would be less cold hardy or the same as the one that's grown around here(?) 2) I also didn't know that Crepe Myrtle can be grown from hardwood cuttings. Not doubting that, just didn't know.....
          Zone 6b. West KY.
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          • #6
            Yes, they root well from the hardwood cuttings.
            Wow! 6a/b is steep. The web mentioned 7 as the lowest zone.
            Mine is definitely a different cultivar, I could find about 30 in general and 4 or so white
            USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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            • #7
              When they say zone maybe too cold tis means to leave tree unprotected in winter correct? But if is winterized It will survive Sì?
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              • #8
                Si, Mike
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                • #9
                  Learn something new every day. I didn't know you could root crepe myrtle cuttings. Can this be done with dormant cuttings or does it need to be active/awake? I ask because I have a maroon crepe myrtle and wouldn't mind extending it into a hedge.
                  Bryant...Franklin County, VA...Zone 7a. Wish List: a 32 hour day....more sleep

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                  • #10
                    I think you can do both (dormant for sure) , air layers are super easy with them when the trees are active and growing.
                    USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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                    • #11
                      Well, then...it IS the time of year to prune them....
                      Bryant...Franklin County, VA...Zone 7a. Wish List: a 32 hour day....more sleep

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                      • #12
                        Yeap! That's why I am doing it.
                        Also, the flowers appear on the young wood only, the more you prune, the more flowers you will have.
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                        • #13
                          I got some last year and they definitely root easily. I have three planted in my yard now. How tall are yours?
                          Brian
                          Augusta, GA

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                          • #14
                            Brian, that's great!
                            I prune mine heavily every year to approximately 12 ft tall . If left alone, I think they would go to 20 or so ft. You can easily create any shape with the branches and keep the trees at any height.
                            USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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                            • #15
                              I searched and found this page:
                              http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/d..._byheight.html

                              Didn't know there were so many varieties! But no clue what is mine, they were already growing when we got the house.
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                              • #16
                                That is quite the list Igor, it's a shame they don't have a column for their USDA zone.
                                Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

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