Where does myrtle wood grow?
Tasmanian myrtle, also known as Myrtle beech, is found in both Tasmanian and Victoria in Australia. It is found primarily in the cool temperate rainforests of both states, especially in central Tasmania and the west, and a small area of the northeast of the island. It prefers moist, sheltered conditions.
Yes, Crape Myrtle can grow in a protected area of Western NY. I have 16 Crape Myrtle plants growing in my Yard which is SE of Rochester, NY. They are growing in along my driveway and several of them receive just about all day sun. They are about 3-4 feet tall and several varieties are in full bloom. Other than a good soil and a decent layer of peat moss they are all are thriving…
Yes, wood expands in cold weather as the cells grow. When these cells grow, sap travels from leaves and roots within the tree inside lengthy tube structures. As wood cells grow, they make long tube-like structures for sap to travel to and from the plant's leaves and roots. This can also occur with excessive heat. Dry weather has the opposite effect on the cells as the wood will shrink with excessively dry humidity.
Around three (3) inches (7.62 centimeters) is a mature width possibility for a Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica). Specifically, the above-mentioned common Crape Myrtle tends to mature a 6-1/2 foot (2 meter) height and width. That width is made possible by the number of trunks from which branches of beautiful foliage and flowers grow. But the width will differ according to the particular type of the many Crape Myrtle shrubs and trees (Lagerstroemia spp) in question.