CRAPE MYRTLE

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CRAPE MYRTLE

Post by JOYCE ALEXANDER » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:39 pm

I LIVE IN PRINCETON, NJ. PLANTED A CRAPE MYRTLE TREE ONE YEAR AGO. IT IS IN A PROTECTED AREA OF GAREDEN SOUTHERN EXPOSURE. FOR UPCOMING WINTER SHOULD THIS BE MULCHED?

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Re: CRAPE MYRTLE

Post by lorijones » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:43 pm

If you planted one of the hardy crape myrtles, it should do fine in your zone 6b location. It would be a good idea to mulch it for the winter, though. In the spring after it breaks dormancy, you can prune out any winter damaged wood if necessary. Here is a video tip on pruning crape myrtles in the spring: http://www.viette.com/v.php?pg=557

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