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« on: June 27, 2014, 07:31:13 AM »

I have two of these trees in my yard. I have no idea what they are. I'm in south Texas zone 9b. They are landscaped so by hey mIght be appropriate. I ask because I noticed large blooms. Havn't noticed too much activity but I only have mating nucs at the house.  There about 20-25 feet tall.



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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2014, 04:11:18 PM »

More pictures in better light


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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2014, 06:15:53 PM »

the bark looks like sycamore but the leaves don't.
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2014, 10:35:05 AM »

crepe myrtle
judging by the color Natchez Crepe Myrtle

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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2014, 09:58:37 PM »

Yep crepe myrtle.
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2014, 07:30:21 AM »

If it is crepe myrtle, it is the largest one I have ever seen. Looks like it towers above that house in the background. Berries and bark look like crepe myrtle. Bee glad the flowers are white. Bees prefer it much better than the purple/red and the honey is much better also.
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2014, 12:48:42 AM »

I don’t recall ever seeing berries that big on my crepe myrtle trees.  Those berries look huge in the photo.  I dunno
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2014, 03:04:59 PM »

those aren't berries they are seed pods. in the fall they will dry out and open to release small seeds

if I had to make a bet the tree isn't as tall as it appears that illusion is due to the angle the photo was shot at.

Although here in SOLA crept myrtles get to 30 35 feet

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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2014, 05:34:05 AM »

OK then, seed pods  grin

I hear everything is bigger in Texas.  
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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2014, 02:58:32 PM »

Its about 20 feet high ish. I have a sloped driveway and the roof line is my neighbors house which is about 20 ft away....
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« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2014, 05:18:05 AM »

Then it is probably crepe myrtle.
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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2014, 03:39:29 PM »

Never seen honeybees on Crepe Myrtle here....
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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2014, 06:26:20 AM »

Never seen honeybees on Crepe Myrtle here....
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They usually don't god for the colored varieties, lucky for us, but when there is nothing else available they will use the white flowers.
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« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2014, 12:28:11 AM »

There's a specimen crape myrtle in the National Arboretum in DC that looks to be about 45-50 feet tall. It has beautiful red wood under the bark.  Tests of honey at Texas A&m show a lot of crape myrtle pollen -- much more than you'd expect.
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