Specimen Crepe Myrtle progression

Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog

This is a beast of a tree.
I collected it last year from a friends yard. It’s a crepe myrtle that probably started out as a multi-trunk that fused as it grew. Which is a pretty common landscape practice here in Orlando. They root so easily a grower only has to stick 4 or five, inch-thick branches in a pot and let it grow. That’s a good business (Only if the housing market is good, I should add, so start growing them now to be ready for the rebound) to be in to supply housing contractors. (Maybe I’ll do that..hhmmnn)

These four photos above (courtesy of Nick Alpin, photog extraordinaire)
Are the official “before” pics. (I entered this in a contest. I didn’t win)
The crepe is a deciduous tree that grows very quickly. It heals over wounds very well (it won’t heal this one though.)

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