Crape myrtle indoors?
I've had a crape myrtle that I've had for a few years now and it survives the winters here in Arlington, VA. But last year the buds didn't pop until a month after the crape myrtles growing in the courtyard. I actually thought it was a goner and broke off some 'nice to have' twigs trying to see if it was still alive.
My question is, is there any change that this might prefer a winter by the window instead of cold induced dormancy? I know further south these are evergreens. Is deciduous optional?
I have ficus and a bay leaf tree that do just fine indoors although they are much happier outdoors once frost season is over.