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Miracle crepe myrtle

Posted by rj_hythloday 8A (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 3, 09 at 12:20

Not sure where to post, but just had to share.

I was inspecting the garden last night and noticed some crepe myrtle growth.

The amazing part is these are branches that I picked up from a street cleanup and pounded in as stakes.

I'll have to post pics, I got a 10ft trimming that was straight and bare of branches and put it 2' deep, I used a spade bit to drill out two holes where I placed ''branches'' to hang bird feeders and a bird house.

This was a bit wobbly, so I drove two more about 5ft as deep as they'd go, and trimmed 'em down to the height of my raised beds. It's these two that have both got new growth on them.

I'm wondering now, if I can pull them and put in containers when I move. I'm in mil housing and can't leave any thing behind.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Miracle crepe myrtle

wow, that's cool, i didn't know that crepe myrtles were easy to propate, i'm gonna have to give it a try, I got one out in the yard.

RE: Miracle crepe myrtle

Here's the pics. The first one just shows the bird houses on the branches, then the new growth at the base.

RE: Miracle crepe myrtle

This is a common occurrence in the tropics for numerous plants whose branches/trunks are used for fence posts.


RE: Miracle crepe myrtle

Really cool, I found another large one that's a post to support my rain barrels also w/ new growth.

RE: Miracle crepe myrtle

i am using the woody part of a hydrangea species to support a cutting in a baggie, it's starting to grow now....

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