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Old 04-28-2009, 05:15 PM
 
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I purchased 2 10 ft tall Crape myrtles (1 stalk- looks like a tree) the trunk is 2 1/2 inches thick. Planted them on 3/15/09 and IT HASN'T GOTTEN LEAVES YET???? everyone else's crape myrtles have leaves. Is it just in shock? PLEASE ADVISE!
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Raleigh, NC
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Where are you located? I'm in Raleigh, NC (Zone 7a) and mine are just starting to leaf out. I have about a dozen on my property and they are two different varieties and colors. One type is ahead of the other so those are leafed out more than the others.
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:15 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Crapes are among the last plants to leaf out.
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Some of the varieties leaf out earlier than others. I have two crape myrtles, one is a Tonto and the other is a Lipan. The Lipan (light purple) is in full leaf already, but the Tonto (bright red) has no leafs at all. Tonto is always a month behind the Lipan.
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:33 PM
 
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mine are natchez- white flowers
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:03 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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My big tree like one is leafed out. So are our smaller bush types!! But of course we're in San Antonio, Texas!! We only have the shades of purple would love some white ones!! They're very pretty. Mountain Laurels are beautiful and smell so good!! Don't know if they'd grow in your climate!
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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I'm extremely fond of the fiery red ones. They have a new variety that came out about a year ago, I think it's called red rocket. Makes me wish I had a sunny spot for another crape myrtle.
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:29 PM
 
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I also have Natchez. Today was the first day I saw the beginnings of leaves on it. We are in GA>
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Mine had a bunch of leaves about a month ago and then we got a late cold snap and all of the leaves died, grrrrrr. Poor thing was looking so dead that I thought the whole tree died but I saw some new leaves growing the other day.

Heh, the crape myrtle fakes me out every year!
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:14 PM
 
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I put four in the ground last month. Three have sprouted leaves- one has not. I got them form a neighbor who was editting her yard (always make friends with your garden fiend neighbors- free bulbs and great hints on where to buy decent plants.) At any rate she had had them pulled up and in pots for at least a month so I was looking at the whole thing as an experiment.

Three of the four are doing well- the fourth is the one not sprouting. How ong should I wait before biting the bullet and buying another? (I planted them in a row in a side bed so I need one to match and am afraid of transplanting one of the other three twice in a year.)
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