Posted by M. D. Vaden on July 02, 2003 at 10:11:29:
In Reply to: Mandi Crape Myrtle posted by John Burns on July 02, 2003 at 09:21:15:
One way to answer the question is:
"What will happen when it reaches 8 to 10 feet?"
Will it die? No,it probably will grow.
And it probably will grow the year after it reaches 10 feet as much as it did the year it attained 10 feet.
And each other year will bring the same.
Its not like you can put a cap on it like a bottle.
There is no "magic" that stops any tree in its tracks when it reaches the height listed in a book.
(Exceptions - 1. Giant Sequoia can't exceed about 365 to 370 feet because it will collapse - its physically impossible for the wood in the trunk to hold that weight beyond that limit. 2. Some trees just decline at a certain age, but it has more to do with the age than the height.)
M. D. Vaden of Oregon - www.mdvaden.com