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    Crape Myrtle - Poor selection but will they ever grow bigger

    I bought some potted crape myrtles which were root bound (now I know better). They were about 4 feet in height. They have been planted for about 4 years and have not gotten bigger. They put out leaves and small blooms and don't really look that unhealthy. I am in Conway, SC with sandy soil but my other crape myrtles look good in other parts of the yard. Do I give up on them and cut them down since they don't look good enough to keep or is there something else I can do to them to encourage them to grow.
    Thanks-*-Roy

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    RE: Crape Myrtle - Poor selection but will they ever grow bigger

    Not much info to go on here. Did you do anything to them to try to correct the root situation or just cross your fingers and plant them the way they were?

    Some crapemyrtle varieties are dwarfs and don't get that big. OR perhaps the planting location is no good. Impossible to say. A picture could help provide some clues.

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