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Trudio 08-08-2008 09:25 AM

Crepe Myrtle - in Texas??
 
I love my crepe myrtles, but worry that they take too much battering from the sun here in Texas. Does anyone have any suggestions for a hardier but just as attractive option? I'd rather have a yard of species that can thrive here than attempt to coax those that can't.... Thank you!

Tscarborough 08-08-2008 10:17 AM

Drive around town, they do very well here with no special care.

tremorviolet 08-08-2008 04:55 PM

Yeah, they grow totally fine here. I've been trying to get rid of a couple in my front yard for a year and no matter what I do, they keep coming back, dang it.

darlenep 08-08-2008 05:57 PM

I have had success with the Crepe Myrtle trees that I have planted. One looked like it wasnt going to make it,no leaves, I left it alone and now it is over 15 ft tall.
I cant think of a hardier or less invasive tree.

downunder 08-09-2008 01:51 PM

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worry that they take too much battering from the sun here in Texas.
:laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:


Say it ain't so!


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