I just got a crepe myrtle in a 5 gal. container. The spot I wanted to plant it is way too hard for us to dig (like hardpack clay, shale-like rocks), and I don't think it would thrive there. We don't have another spot. Can I plant it in a 24-inch diam. by 24-inch tall container? In 'tree/shrub' potting soil? It is about 5 ft. tall now.
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Yes, you can. You will just need to make sure that it gets enough water and nutrients and it should be fine in the container. This article will help as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/crepe-myrtle/tips-to-grow-crepe-myrtles-in-containers.htm