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tubbyjoe
Gadsden, AL

July 24, 2008
2:39 PM

Post #5311911

In the spring, I planted five "tonto" crepe myrtles along my driveway. They are now blooming, and I have found out that one is a light pink while the others are dark pink. I would like to move the light pink one. When is the best time of the year to transplant my crepe myrtle?
jadajoy

(Zone 11)

July 25, 2008
12:01 AM

Post #5314772

Tubbyjoe

It is usually best to transplant crepe mrytles in the fall or late winter so the tree has all the winter months to establish a strong root system. This also minimizes transplant shock in hot summer weather.

Hope this helps.

Joyce

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