There are small crepe myrtle sprouts coming off my roots. How do I dig and plant them?
Small Crepe Myrtle Sprouts Coming Off My Roots
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
You can dig them up and detatch them from the mother root, but make sure that they have a bit of their own root system. Pot them up and place them in a shady place. Make sure that the the soil stays moist. Once you see new growth appear, they can be moved to their permanent location.
I will warn you though that the suckers will not likely look like the mother. Often, crepe myrtles will be grafted trees. This means they take a pretty but weak variety and graft it onto the roots of a hardier but not as pretty variety. The suckers actually grow from that rootstock. It will be a crepe myrtle, but just will look different from the mother tree.