Early growth on M. Grandifloras

subtropixApril 22, 2012

This is the earliest I have ever seen M. grandifloras commence new

growth. Usually, this starts in May here. Also, really early to have leaves

on Crape Myrtles. No question here, just a comment on the strange year

For us gardeners.

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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

Things were progressing similarly here until the frost zapped almost everything the other day. Now my entire crape myrtle collection is completely brown and a few small trees experienced noticeable stem die-back.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 10:43PM
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jqpublic(7b/8a Wake County NC)

If the temps start shooting up in a couple of weeks, it would be interesting to see if the crape myrtles bloom in mid-May here?!

    Bookmark   April 23, 2012 at 1:07AM
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