Flowering Crape Myrtle Trees for Sale | Garden Goods Direct
The burst of colors that crape myrtle trees bring to landscapes is irresistible. Once exclusive to the Southern U.S. climate, the breeding of hardier varieties has allowed homes as far north as Massachusetts to embrace the vibrant reds, pinks, whites and purples of this ornamental flowering tree. If you’re searching for flowering crape myrtle trees for sale, we have a beautiful selection of Woodie-approved ones at Garden Goods Direct.
Types of Flowering Crape Myrtle Trees
Gardeners’ love of flowering crape myrtle trees has led to the creation of more than 10 different varieties and two series, which range in size from dwarf, small, medium and large. Each type has a signature shade of color to describe its blossoms.
Color and size are not the only differences between these flowering crape myrtle tree varieties. Their growing zones also vary. Most flowering crape myrtle trees can grow in zones six to nine, while some like the crape myrtle dynamite are suitable for homes in zone 10.
Garden Goods Direct is home to several of these eye-catching varieties.
Why Plant Flowering Crape Myrtle Trees?
The beautiful blossoms of flowering crape myrtle trees entice many gardeners. The Lilac of the South, however, is both beauty and brains. Its role within landscapes ranges from as a focal point to as a source of shade.
For homes in warmer climates, flowering crape myrtle trees are also a no-fuss beauty. Once they’re established, their high heat and drought tolerance makes them easy to maintain and appreciate throughout the summer. Plus, they love direct sunlight.
Tips for Choosing the Right Variety of Flowering Crape Myrtle Trees
When browsing flowering crape myrtle trees for sale, you’ll see there’s plenty of beautiful choices at Garden Goods Direct. How do you choose the right variety for your home though? Consider how you want to use the tree and your climate.
Check your growing zone and make sure you’re in zone six — at least. Then, think about how you want to use your trees in your landscape. If you’re using them as a focal point among low-lying plants, consider how you want their colors to contrast or blend with one another. Or, if you’re creating a mixed border, think of the role your tree will play.
How to Care for Flowering Crape Myrtle Trees
As with any ornamental tree, it’s essential to know how to care for flowering crape myrtle trees. What our nursery experts recommend is giving your tree a good, deep watering as it establishes itself. The rule of thumb is to count to five for every gallon in your tree’s pot.
Fertilizing and mulching are optional, but their effect is as noticeable as your tree’s blooms. Mulch creates a polished look and provides much-needed nutrients. Our choice for fertilizer is Bio-tone, which we use for all our plants. For plenty of blooms, it’s best to prune during the late winter or right before spring.
Contact Garden Goods to Buy Flowering Crape Myrtle Trees Today
When you’re searching for a striking, hardy ornamental tree, flowering crape myrtle trees are an excellent choice. At America’s number one online garden center, you’ll find Woodie-approved flowering crape myrtle trees for sale that we’ve nurtured from seed.
Start your next gardening foray by ordering your flowering crape myrtle trees from Garden Goods Direct today!