Specimen Crepe Myrtle progression

Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog

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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)

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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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