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Old 08-12-2007, 08:51 AM
 
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Where can I get the best deal on these trees? I saw $80 at Lowe's. Will they get more expensive in Sept and OCt. or less expensive? Thanks..just trying to figure out the best time to due all this landscaping. We were planning on early Oct.
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Old 08-12-2007, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Home is where we park it.
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I think you mean Crape Myrtles, LOL. I"d check out a real nursery. Liz
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Old 08-12-2007, 09:19 AM
 
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Try Home Depot or Lowes....I've seen them for $10 for a small plant (and they do grow HUGE!)
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Old 08-12-2007, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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How fast do they grow? Also, I've heard that they are very attractive to aphids and tend to litter your lawn. Anyone have these issues?
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Old 08-12-2007, 02:41 PM
 
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I had no clue on the spelling or the exact name~~~ha!!!
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Old 08-12-2007, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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It's also spelled "Crepe Myrtle."
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Old 08-12-2007, 04:57 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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They are all over the place look at the ground underneath and you will see the mess they leave. Beautiful trees but not great if you park your car near them, or do not mind the crud that is left from the falling blooms.
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Old 08-12-2007, 07:20 PM
 
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Where can I get the best deal on these trees? I saw $80 at Lowe's. Will they get more expensive in Sept and OCt. or less expensive? Thanks..just trying to figure out the best time to due all this landscaping. We were planning on early Oct.
Sorry...but I have to admit...I did get a smile on my face when I saw your heading.

I am not sure where you are located in Charlotte...but I can suggest a couple of places for you if you don't mind driving to Indian Land, SC or Rock Hill, SC (feel free to PM if interested).

In regard to planting...anytime...unless of course the ground is frozen.

You may find interest in the following site:

Crepe Myrtle Varieties
(take note of how it is spelled on the website address and then how they have it spelled on their home page)
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Old 08-12-2007, 07:55 PM
 
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I just planted one today! Pretty funny that this thread popped up. I was going to pick one up from Pikes in Ballantyne which was a pretty nice size for $70 if my memory serves me right. We were at Lowes today picking up some perennials for our beds and saw a smaller speciman there for $35 so we just picked that one up. It's a lot smaller than the one at Pikes but my wife liked it so if she's happy than I'm happy. From what I have read about them they are pretty fast growers so that is why I did not mind buying the smaller one. Now if I could only find my Purple Leaf plum (Thunder Clouds) than I would be all set for the front yard. The Crate Myrtles are pretty popular around here so they should not be too hard to find. If you are looking for a larger tree, than Pikes is definatly the cheapest.
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Old 08-12-2007, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Home is where we park it.
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You may find interest in the following site:

Crepe Myrtle Varieties
(take note of how it is spelled on the website address and then how they have it spelled on their home page)
Same as the one I gave her. Liz
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