Crape/crepe myrtle off-shoots can I dig up and replant?
I have a mature crape/crepe myrtle... it was planted back in 2007... For the first time I have noticed it has a few babies coming up to the side of it. They are about 2 to 2 1/2 feet away from the main trunk. I almost cut them down and then I got to thinking that I might be able to transplant them.
Is it possible to dig them up and transplant them else where have them survive, w/o hurting the parent plant? I know they have grown up from the parent plant's root system. I'm afraid if I cut out too much root I will hurt the parent, too little and the baby won't make it.
I searched but did not get a definative enough answer to feel I could make this judgement call... Esp since everything said dig 2 feet from the base of the specimin to transplant... that would hurt the parent!
And the parent...
The shoots are on the left side of the tree on the border of the grass and bed... (they total bland in to the background!)