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Beginner's Guide to Crepe Myrtle Care

Beginner's Guide to Crepe Myrtle Care. Wonder how to select, plant, and care for these fabulous trees? We give you all the answers.

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How to Grow Crepe Myrtles

Dynamite® Red Crape Myrtle (3 feet tall in trade gallon containers) Flashy red summer blooms!

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Catawba Crape Myrtle gives 3 seasons of color. Deep green leaves in spring. Mid to late summer - deep purple blooms. Tip-trim the spent blooms to encourage a longer blooming cycle. A lovely bronze coats the leaves in autumn. Any flowers left to go to seed will become dark brown seed pods. Can also be trimmed into a small tree. Mature height - 10-12 feet. Spread - 8 to 12 feet and widest at the crown.

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