Crape Myrtle

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Crape Myrtle

Dark Pink Crape Myrtle

Crape Myrtle (Lythraceae) is a fast growing deciduous tree or shrub which is very popular in the South due to its prolific summer flowers, interesting bark, and showy fall colors.  I enjoy my crape myrtles in my landscape because just when flowers are starting to fade, the crape myrtles are putting on their show.  They are easy care, heat and drought tolerant making them a great addition to your landscape.

Crape Myrtles love full sun – more sun means more blooms.  Crape Myrtles are great to line a driveway, back fence or just as a specimen by itself.  I like to plant in large flower beds for added structure and height.

Crape Myrtles bloom on new wood and should be pruned in the winter or early spring to shape to desired form and height.   Removing basal suckers and side branches up to a height of 4-5 feet will expose the interesting bark on the trunk of the tree.

TONTO Crape Myrtle – Lagerstroemi (indic a x fauriei)

Dark fuchsia  light cream color bark   8 ft tall and wide  Zone 6-9

Tonto crape myrtle blooms

Tonto crape myrtle blooms

NATCHEZ Crape Myrtle  Lagerstroemia (indica x faurieri)

White  Cinnamon color bark 18 – 20 feet tall and wide  Zone 6-9

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Other colors available:

Purple

Purple

Light Pink

Light Pink

Watermelon/pink

Watermelon/pink

One thought on “Crape Myrtle

  1. Brenda Magadan

    Hi Becky, I love the information you have provided I love nursing but gardening is awesome. We built a new house three years ago and I wish I had more space to plant more. My crape Myrtle did not bloom much last summer, one of them only bloomed on one side. Thanks for the info. We had elephant ears 7 feet tall they were absolutely beautiful. I will come out to visit you when time to plant, a lil bit early. Cannot wait to see you and Congrats on your flower farm.
    Brenda Magadan

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