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Tree That Looks Like a Crepe Myrtle

Does anyone know what the name of the plant is that looks like a crape myrtle, but is actually a tree?

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Holly from Richardson, TX

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July 31, 20080 found this helpful

Holly,
It's quite possible it is a crepe myrtle, they are used quite a bit in the DFW area in landscaping. I have several that are 20-25 ft tall in my yard and began shaping them from the bottom when they were young. If you want them that large just be sure and ask they nursery what type they are and what height they'll reach.

Nelda
Duncanville, Tx

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July 31, 20080 found this helpful

I think that I should have spelled it "crape myrtle".

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July 31, 20080 found this helpful

See the information on: http://www.thri … f280210.tip.html

It is a type of crape myrtle:)

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Harriet

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August 1, 20080 found this helpful

It very well could BE a crepe myrtle, There are several close to my mothers house that are well over 30 feet tall.

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By Cathy from Townsville, QLD (Guest Post)
August 1, 20080 found this helpful

It's probably a crepe myrtle that is older. If you leave crepe myrtles long enough, and have a central stalk, they will eventually grow into a lovely tree.

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