Is There A Weeping Crapemyrtle?

Q: Is there a weeping crape myrtle? 

A: I don’t believe there is a crapemyrtle that could be truly called “weeping” but “arching” could describe the form of several cultivars. McKinney, TX, “America’s Crape Myrtle City” ( has a collection of more than one hundred varieties, ranging in size from eighteen inches to forty feet, some more “weeping” than others. How the crapemyrtle is pruned is also a shaping factor. Plants that are cut severely in winter produce thin branches that arch more than branches on unpruned plants. Visit the website mentioned above to learn more about crapemyrtle selection and care.

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