I got a small pink velour crepe myrtle about 8 weeks ago and I have it in a container outside. I figured it might be a little late to bloom from transplant shock, but since all my neighbors' crepe myrtles have been blooming for weeks now, I feel like it's high time that mine should be, too.
I don't know what the flower buds of crepe myrtles even look like, never having had one before, so it would be great if someone with more crepe experience could tell me if these pictures show actual buds forming or simply new growth. My crepe only gets about 4 hours of full sun a day (the rest is indirect sun), which I know is less than ideal for crepes, but I have limited outdoor space and its current location is the best I've been able to find for maximum sun exposure. I'd just like to know if the amount of sun it's getting IS enough for it to bloom, or if I should get creative and try to figure out another location...
(Sorry for the slightly fuzzy pictures, it was windy.)
Thank you so much!