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Crape Myrtle Trees or Crepe Myrtle trees have always been popular in the South for one reason. They bloom in the summer when there are few other trees and shrubs blooming. The larger varieties grow quickly, providing the instant effect to the summer landscape with the addition of much needed seasonal color.
Crape Myrtle Trees are rarely bothered by insects and pests which makes them an ideal candidate for the busy gardener in search of low maintenance colorful trees. Crape Myrtles are easy to grow and very reward even the busiest gardener with unmatched color, shade and vertical elements for the landscape. As time goes by newer, colder hardy varieties have become available and they have continued to spread further north into cooler zones. If you're considering adding a fast-growing Crape Myrtle Tree to your landscape, it is important to understand how to make a good buying decision and we’re here to help.
Crepe myrtle or Lagerstroemia indica, grow best in warmer regions of the United States including zone 6. Newer varieties are coming out every year which extend the growing zones further north. Many of the newer varieties are frost-hardy; so for the first time that southern color can be seen in northern gardens.
Most Crepes are tolerant of many soil conditions, drought tolerant and just ask for full sun to grow in to bring their colorful show to your garden. Not only are they colorful all summer, but some have spectacular fall color too, and often attractive bark (as in the case of Natchez) and colorful spring leaves as well, so they bring interest to your garden all year round. The smaller varieties up to 4 to 5 feet tall make perfect small shrubs for foundation planting.
Using Crepe Myrtles in your landscape
They come in a variety of sizes, from dwarf varieties to small trees, so there is a variety that will satisfy your needs. When properly pruned, they can be modified in height and also turned into small specimen trees which are excellent lawn specimens for smaller gardens. No matter the size of our property, from a few square feet to several acres, There are varieties of crape myrtles for any sunny spot in your landscape.
Pruning Crape Myrtles
Pruning Crape Myrtles should be done in the early spring. Crape myrtles flower on new growth so pruning too late in the summer can remove the years' flowers.
Crapes flower in almost all colors of the rainbow from vibrant purple to white.