Crepe Myrtle in Rhode Island?

Pv Picotte
last month

I just discovered this beautiful tree/bush? -- I've seen it called both. At any rate, the nursery said it was good down to minus 5. I have never seen them in Massachusetts' nurseries and I guess that's why. They are really zone 5. Except for Cape I guess. They are quite lovely and the nursery said we are in zone 6 and they will survive in zone 6. Minus 5 seems iffy to me. Has anyone had any experience growing them in our area. Thanks.

5 year old specimen - on a road as you can see.

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