The Lowly yet Haughty Crape Myrtle

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Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 141871

 

 

Crape Myrtles Southeast Oklahoma

 

 

 

Crape Myrtles are one of my favorite shrubs or trees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crape Myrtles in Southeast Oklahoma

How many times have you worked so hard to plant pretty flowers, shrubs, etc and then found out that they are not suited for your soil or you thought they were a perennial that would come back year after year and they were an annual that died at the end of the season??

Nice landscaping can add much value to your home.

We worked really hard last year to plant about 20 azaelas plants. They were gorgeous but they died! Our soil wasn't acidic enough and I could not get it where it needed to be for them to do well. It was a great disappointment.

 

 

 

Crape Myrtles in Southeast Oklahoma

 

Crape myrtles are a long standing addition to landscaping in the south and up and down both the east and west coast. Also they are simply beautiful!

 

These flowering trees and shrubs have been around so long and are so easy to grow. You’ll find them in zones 6 to 10 of the USDA hardiness zone map. Something that I read put that in terms that I could understand as down to -15*.

They have been growing for so long in the US that you’ll find them at old homesteads that don’t bear any resemblance to a home place any longer, just a vacant pasture or lot.

 

You’ll sometimes find them growing in pasture fence rows, in the edge of road ditches…

 

I only recently learned that they come in ALL sizes from ones that are small “houseplant size” growing in a flowerCrape Myrtles in Southeast Oklahoma pot to trees over 60 feet tall!! They grow in many different types of soils.

 

They are great honey bee attracters too!

 

 

You can choose between several different colors. Not only that but the bark is varigated differently on different varieties.

Crape Myrtles S E Oklahoma

 

 

 

 

 

Some good links for information on Crape Myrtles or to order them over the internet:

The Clemson Cooperative Extension Office’s Website contains much information about the crape myrtle.

 

Slideshow on pruning crapemyrtles.

 

This site has several varieties and seemed to have good prices.

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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Judi, I always liked them before I even knew that their name was, I believe I learned it here on AR what they are called, I still can not pronounce it nor spell it:) but love it, Endre

Apr 04, 2018 07:07 PM #1
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Judi I am not sure if I have seen a "Crape Myrtle" before, but the ones in your pictures above are beautiful.

Apr 04, 2018 08:24 PM #2
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Good morning An Idabel OK Broker ~ Judi K Barrett ,

Our area is suited for crepe myrtles and they come in so many colors! We see hot pink, light pink, purple, white..they bloom for us starting in June and go through October. Our entrance to our community is lines with them and they are gorgeous!

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Good morning Judi. Landscaping is the wrapping on the home and I love it.

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Good morning Judi - I planted Azalas to around my house the year before last.  Last Spring several of them did not come back.  Need to do some work again this Spring.

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So that's what they look like... sort of like an azalea, but I guess a lot easier to grow.  It seems like the colors are similar to Bougainvillea which are also brightly colored.

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