Crape Myrtle Trees
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Crepe Myrtle Tree Root System

Anonymous added on September 1, 2011 | Answered

I would like to know if the crepe myrtle tree has a tap type root for spreading. I would like to plant it about 3-4 feet from a retaining wall. I do not want the roots to end up cracking the wall by trying to spread up against the wall.

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Nikki
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Answered on September 2, 2011

While they do not usually have an extensive root system, it is always recommended that they be planted at least 5-10 feet from foundations, walkways, etc.

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