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Mike Maddock, General Manager
2006-06-23 / Beauty in the Backyard

What's growing in Columbia

Photo by Mimi MaddockPhoto by Mimi Maddock The Japanese Crape Myrtle, lagerstroemia faurei, was brought to the United States in the 1950s. This species is able to withstand the cold and powdery mildew.

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