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Crepe Myrtles and Hackberry trees

Discussion in 'Nutrition & Water' started by jendevine, Oct 28, 2008.

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    jendevine (Micro Crab)

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    We have a Crepe Myrtle tree and a hackberry tree in the backyard. Can I feed the leaves, bark or flowers to my crabs? :think:
     
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    Anyone please :hula:
     
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    No to this one, Crepe Myrtle, as it's listed as an evergreen tree.

    As for the hackberry I found this information.
    They are generally medium-sized trees, reaching 10-25 m tall, rarely up to 40 m tall. The leaves are alternate, simple, 3-15 cm long, ovate-acuminate, and evenly serrated margins.

    Small monoecious flowers appear in early spring while the leaves are still developing. Male flowers are longer and fuzzy. Female flowers are greenish and more rounded.

    The fruit is a small drupe 6-10 mm diameter, edible in many species, with a dryish but sweet, sugary consistency, reminiscent of a date.

    If you try the leaves & flowers via a food trial, let us know.
     
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    Will do Vicki! Thanx for the response. :rockz:
     
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