I.D. This Crape Please

markjg(7)July 9, 2014

Hello, I bought two crape myrtles from HD they weren't named and they were about 29 bucks. So yeah I haven't a clue what I've got. The one I'm here to ask about is this one I transplanted into a larger plastic pot that I had from another tree.
It hasn't produced any buds though the other crape which is a different (unknown) species has.
It has new upright purple growth.
It's leaves are more rounded and oval than some longer crape leaves.
It has two trunks, one half wraps around the other at the base, it's pretty cool.
Is it going to be a scrub?
I like the way it looks either way. I may grow it in the planter for awhile longer.

You guys rock! I'm digging the forum!
Thanks
Mark
P.s. These pics are from when I first transplanted it. I can post better pics this afternoon.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
markjg(7)

The lower leafs look more oval

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 2:20PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

Well it's only wild speculation since it's not in bloom, but I think Home Depot used to sell both Pink Velour (hot pink flower) and Burgundy Cotton (white flower). Both have burgundy new foliage. So it could be one of those...or something else entirely!

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 5:43PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
markjg(7)

Thanks for the reply Dave. That's pointed me in a good direction.

Here's the other one I bought. It's grown over a foot since I planted it in late May or early June. Also, on a tree like this does the trunk continue to grow taller or at this point it's just the branch that will be getting taller?
It's ready to explode! Want to make a guess what color the bloom will be? ;)

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 8:19AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
markjg(7)

Close up

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 9:58AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
butterfly4u

Mark,
That is what is great about buying something from HD and it isn't blooming yet.
You get pot luck.
You never know what you are going to get. LOL
Your myrtles look really good, you are taking good care of them.
Enjoy the pretty flowers, whatever color they are.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 10:45PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
markjg(7)

Thanks Butterfly4U,
I'm still a noob but I sort of knew what I was getting into buying the two unknowns from HD. That's why I've kept one potted ;)
The planted tree has begun to bloom today and it's pink! That's cool because my neighbor planted a white one last year, now I know I have one pink, and I planted a red rocket that I bought from Homestead Gardens which was much more expensive than these HD crapes. It will all look nice next year once they're all over the fence line. I'm hoping that this pink one will grow to 15 or so

This post was edited by markjg on Sat, Jul 12, 14 at 21:21

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 9:17PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Trunk Rot. Should I shovel prune or can this little JM recover?
shovel prune or is this something it can recover from?...
kjmm1
Are these roots that are forming on a callery pear cutting in water?
As you may know, i took cuttings of a flowering pear...
tlbean2004
Chinese Pistache Pruning
My parent's have two Chinese Pistache that they are...
scottt60514
Indoor Dogwood Tree
Hi, I'm looking to grow a dogwood tree indoors in our...
timandpao
Japanese snowbell - anyone with experience growing in zone 5?
I'm looking for a tree for our front yard. Japanese...
mattow42
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™