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Are Crape Myrtles Too Heavy For a Container?

Posted by pooldreamer_2010 (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 23, 11 at 13:09

We are getting a pool in five months and I need a privacy tree. Crape Myrtles will add beauty, as well. I wanted to grow them in a container and want them to grow to about 10 ft high. However, I am not sure if a container can hold their weight?


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RE: Are Crape Myrtles Too Heavy For a Container?

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 23, 11 at 18:38

It depends on what the container is made of. 10' tall in a container is pretty much going to guarantee frequent toppling if you don't have it tethered at multiple points (at least 3), or unless the container is large/heavy. Also, you should be sure that regular root work is in the plan if you want to prevent the predictable decline in vitality over time that you can expect w/o the mentioned attention.

Al


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