Question about Crepe Myrtles

Asked November 2, 2017, 3:36 PM EDT

We are moving to Colorado Springs from Georgia. Will I be able to grow Crape Myrtle trees?

Pickens County Georgia trees and shrubs

1 Response

Thank you for your question. The short answer is "no." Below is information from the Arbor Day Foundation that provides details on the requirements for Crape Myrtle.

https://www.arborday.org/trees/treeguide/treedetail.cfm?itemID=824

The Colorado State University Extension does have some good information on trees that will grow well in our area - see link below.

http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/yard-garden/trees-and-shrubs-for-mountain-areas-7-423/

Lastly, you may wish to visit the Denver Botanic Gardens. Lots of lovely trees to see. Might help in making a decision if/when you decide to plant some trees.

https://www.botanicgardens.org/