Do crepe myrtles grow wild?
Herein, is a crepe myrtle a tree or a bush?
Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) Crape myrtles are popular landscape trees. Crape myrtles are popular landscape trees. They bloom in the summer, when there are few other trees and shrubs providing that service. The larger varieties grow rather quickly, providing a bit of shade in addition to the seasonal color.
One may also ask, where do crepe myrtles grow? Trees perform best in rich fertile soil but will still grow in poorer quality soils. Crepe myrtles are frost tolerant but in areas with very hard frosts plant in a sheltered position. Young plants may need some protection until they develop hardened wood and some height about them.
Also to know is, are crepe myrtles invasive?
Some experts list crepe myrtles as potentially invasive plants, but the invasiveness of crepe myrtle has nothing to do with the crepe myrtle tree roots. Rather, the tree reproduces so readily from its seeds that, once the seeds escape cultivation, the resulting trees can crowd out native plants in the wild.
How can I tell what type of crepe myrtle I have?
The best way to identify a specific variety or species of crepe myrtle is to note all its characteristics, including mature size, flower color, fall color, growth habit (tree or shrub) and bark color.