Crepe Myrtle

@CarolDM (32494)
United States
March 28, 2019 12:14pm CST
Sharing another plant from my yard. My Crepe Myrtle. It is a crimson red color. This plant is so pretty. My Grandmother always had them in her yard. In the next few weeks this plant will grow to the top of my house. It has to be trimmed it grows so tall and full. It is gorgeous. And I have four new ones planted earlier. But they will take awhile to catch up. They come in many colors but i like this bright crimson red color. I like having plants that I had growing up around me, they bring great memories in my own yard. They are so easy to plant. You cut them back at the end of the summer, then they come back in the spring. Another low maintenance beauty to have in your garden. Have you heard of Crepe Myrtle? Do you have one in your yard?
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@Gillygirl (32762)
• Sutton, England
28 Mar
That is an attractive plant. I haven't heard the name before but the plant looks familiar.
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@CarolDM (32494)
• United States
28 Mar
Thanks, it is just getting started. I will show amateur plant in another post. They are gorgeous.
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@Gillygirl (32762)
• Sutton, England
28 Mar
@CarolDM I'll look out for it. I love gardening.
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@CarolDM (32494)
• United States
28 Mar
@Gillygirl Same here and I am always leaning.
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@simone10 (30751)
• United States
29 Mar
My grandmother used to always have them in her yard. It does bring back memories.
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@CarolDM (32494)
• United States
31 Mar
Yes, same here.
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@simone10 (30751)
• United States
31 Mar
@CarolDM I always thought they were so pretty
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@CarolDM (32494)
• United States
31 Mar
@simone10 Me too and I love this crimson red color.
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@nela13 (22008)
• Portugal
29 Mar
This picture is so beautiful
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@CarolDM (32494)
• United States
31 Mar
Thanks, did you see the larger photo in Gill's comments?
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@nela13 (22008)
• Portugal
1 Apr
@CarolDM I saw it now, it is so beautiful Will it have that size in summer?
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@CarolDM (32494)
• United States
1 Apr
@nela13 Yes it will. It grows fast when the weather heats up.
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@Corbin5 (149129)
• United States
28 Mar
I have read about Crepe Myrtle, but I do not have any in my yard. It does look lovely.
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@CarolDM (32494)
• United States
28 Mar
They are great, I will post a mature photo soon.
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@Corbin5 (149129)
• United States
28 Mar
@CarolDM Thank you! I will look at Home Depot and see if they are for sale in the gardening area. I would love to have one.
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@CarolDM (32494)
• United States
28 Mar
@Corbin5 You are welcome. I posted a mature tree above on Gill's comment if you want to see it. This was from last year.
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@Hannihar (65894)
29 Mar
@CarolDM That is an interesting name for a plant. No, I have never heard of them before.
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@CarolDM (32494)
• United States
31 Mar
Yes they have been around for many decades.
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@Hannihar (65894)
1 Apr
@CarolDM That is nice.
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@CarolDM (32494)
• United States
1 Apr
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@1creekgirl (16731)
• United States
28 Mar
We have a long row of Crepe Myrtles along the edge of a field, mostly red and so pretty!
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@CarolDM (32494)
• United States
28 Mar
Oh, lucky you to have a row. I have new ones planted this year so it will be while before they catch up.
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@1creekgirl (16731)
• United States
29 Mar
@CarolDM Most of them have done well, but for some reason a few didn't. Of course, we lose one at times when someone drives off into the field.
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@CarolDM (32494)
• United States
29 Mar
@1creekgirl Well that will make you lose one for sure!
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@amadeo (97529)
• United States
28 Mar
Never heard of this plant.But lovely
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@CarolDM (32494)
• United States
28 Mar
Really, maybe it is a southern thing. I will show mature plants later.
@amadeo (97529)
• United States
28 Mar
@CarolDM okay that will be nice to see it.Thank you
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@CarolDM (32494)
• United States
28 Mar
@amadeo I posted a new photo in Gill's comment below... do you see it?
@didinedhia (7916)
• Algeria
31 Mar
wow !!!
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@CarolDM (32494)
• United States
31 Mar
Thanks!
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• Algeria
31 Mar
@CarolDM you are welcome
@karibe (694)
• Venezuela
31 Mar
I had not heard or read about this beautiful plant that grows in your yard. Yes I have a patio too and there are small plants like verbena that gives tiny and very pretty flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
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@CarolDM (32494)
• United States
31 Mar
I also like verbena and have it every year. Anything to attract hummingbirds and butterflies are what I have. Nice photo. Thanks, did you see the larger photo in Gill's comments?
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@karibe (694)
• Venezuela
5 Apr
@CarolDM Ah! Yes! I saw it, there it looks in all its splendor, it is certainly a beautiful plant with lovely flowers.
@just4him (161970)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Mar
I have heard of it but never seen one. It's beautiful.
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@CarolDM (32494)
• United States
31 Mar
Thanks, did you see the larger photo in Gill's comments?
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@just4him (161970)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Apr
@CarolDM I did now. It's beautiful.
@RasmaSandra (28946)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
29 Mar
Lovely plant. I have never heard about it but I have seen similar plants when I lived in Latvia.
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@CarolDM (32494)
• United States
31 Mar
Surprised there are none in FL.
@RasmaSandra (28946)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
2 Apr
@CarolDM they are here but I have never seen any most likely people have them in their gardens.
• Sonora, California
31 Mar
I don’t have one in my yard but they are beautiful!
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@CarolDM (32494)
• United States
31 Mar
Thanks, there is a larger bush in Gill's comment below I shared.
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@dya80dya (16190)
30 Mar
No, I haven't heard of this plant.
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@CarolDM (32494)
• United States
31 Mar
They are beautiful.
@snowy22315 (70359)
• United States
29 Mar
I think a lot of people have them in this area, but I couldn't have identiied them. I am glad you showed the pic.
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@CarolDM (32494)
• United States
29 Mar
Thanks did you see the pic below on Gill’s comment?
@responsiveme (23354)
• India
29 Mar
Have read about it.this is beautiful. Ours is slightly different . The flowers are in white, pink and lilac and it is a bush. Called lagestromia Indica. It is planted in the middle of road dividers
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@CarolDM (32494)
• United States
31 Mar
Yes you can get different colors.
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• Rupert, Idaho
29 Mar
I have not heard of this one, but it does look nice :)
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@CarolDM (32494)
• United States
31 Mar
I love them, more in the south I believe.
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@andriaperry (83242)
• Anniston, Alabama
29 Mar
Yes, this one was at the old home place when I bought it, its a pale purple but I like the dark pink/red too.
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@CarolDM (32494)
• United States
31 Mar
Yes purple is the most common color.
@JudyEv (163933)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Mar
A small town near us has crepe myrtles as street trees. They are very beautiful when in flower.
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@CarolDM (32494)
• United States
31 Mar
That is great you have heard of them.
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@allknowing (84307)
• India
29 Mar
Not seen this before.
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@CarolDM (32494)
• United States
31 Mar
You may not have them there.
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@Susan2015 (24906)
• United States
29 Mar
Never heard of this plant before. It is nice looking.
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@CarolDM (32494)
• United States
31 Mar
Must be more of a Southern thing.
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