2015_Day 213: Crape myrtle flowering

A week after I noticed what looked like flower buds on my crape myrtle (I’ve never grown one before or seen its flowers up close), I was thrilled to actually see a few flowers this morning. I’m also pleased that the color lives up to its name — pink velour. Indeed, the color is a rich, almost velvety deep pink.

I can’t wait to see more, but in the meantime, I’ll settle for these photos.   

2 thoughts on “2015_Day 213: Crape myrtle flowering

  1. Shannon

    Just don’t be one to commit ‘crepe murder!’ These are small trees and should be pruned like them (it’s common for them to be crop-topped). Let it find its own shape and canopy; I promise it’s a decision you won’t regret!

    PS – mine are over 30 feet tall and provide fantastic shade for the sun-side of my house, up and downstairs.

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    1. Julie Riebe Post author

      I didn’t plan on pruning it because I did read (I think in my Texas gardening book) that I shouldn’t. I can’t wait for it to get bigger. It won’t get as big as yours, but it’s supposed to get at least 10 feet tall.

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