Do crepe myrtles come in purple?

They stand out for their crinkly, deep-purple flowers—the deepest purple blooms of any crape myrtle tree. You can enjoy the blooms all summer long.

What is the darkest purple crape myrtle?

Twilight Crape Myrtle
– The darkest purple on a crape myrtle! The royal purple colors of the Twilight Crape Myrtle have been difficult to find until now! With large, lightly fragrant flower clusters that bloom from early June until frost, it can be grown as a broad shrub or as a tree.

How tall does a Tuscarora crape myrtle get?

16 to 20 feet tall
The tree is upright-spreading, or vase-shaped, with branches spreading out as they ascend. The tree probably grows 16 to 20 feet tall with a 15 to 18-foot spread.

What is the most beautiful crape myrtle?

The Muskogee Crape Myrtle is the ideal choice if you want a large tree. It can reach 20 to 30 feet in height and is covered all summer with beautiful blossoms in a perfect shade of lilac. It has excellent mildew resistance and outstanding bark color, with shades of grey and soft orange predominating.

Is there a blue crape myrtle?

The True Blue Crape Myrtle selection is a dwarf crape myrtle tree that grows to a height of 5 feet tall with “true” blue blooms, and blue flowers are truly unique for the crape myrtle family. You can grow this hard-to-find trademark plant in your landscape by purchasing yours today.

Are crape myrtles and lilacs related?

Grown as bushes or small trees, crape myrtles are a flowering tree that will produce blossoms throughout the summer and well into the fall. Their ability to continually flower has earned them the nickname of Lilacs of the South.

What is the best time of year to plant crepe myrtles?

spring
Late fall to early spring is the best time to plant. But a lot of folks buy and plant their crepe myrtle in summer because they select it while it is blooming. That works too, but watering well during the summer months is crucial to transitioning it into your garden.

What is the fastest growing crepe myrtle?

Basham’s Party Pink
Basham’s Party Pink is one of our favorite Crapes. It is the fastest growing crape myrtle available, growing 8′ per year! It is a very full, upright tree that grows to 30’….

Brand The Crape Myrtle Company
USDA Hardiness Zone 5
Moisture Needs Moderate Watering
Number of Pieces 5

What is the hardiest crape myrtle?

Cold Hardy Crepe Myrtle Crepe myrtle in full bloom may offer more flowers than any other garden tree. But most are labeled for planting in zone 7 or above. The canopies survive down to 5 degrees F.

How many trunks should a crape myrtle have?

For most crape myrtles, choose three, five, or—at most—seven main trunks. An odd number of trunks is more pleasing to the eye than an even number, which often looks like soldiers in formation. Keep trunks that have ample space to grow and are growing straight and strong.

What Colours do crepe myrtles come in?

Crepe myrtle colors range from pink to deep red, to white or light purple.

How many Crape Myrtle colors are there?

It is, however, the mass of summer blooms, which makes Crape Myrtle worth growing. They range in colors from white, pink, lavender, and purple to almost brilliant red. If it’s white you like, ask for Natchez. Catawba produces a deep purple and for a hot pink choose the Pink Velour.

What kind of flower is a crape myrtle?

Lagerstroemia ‘Lipan’ (Crape Myrtle) is an upright, spreading, deciduous shrub with a profusion of large clusters packed with crinkly, lavender-pink flowers at its branch tips. Blooming all summer long in an explosion of brilliant flowers smothering the foliage, it adds vibrant color in the landscape.

How tall does pink velour crape myrtle get?

The Pink Velour Crape Myrtle begins to flower with crimson buds, but they open to a clear pink which does not fade in sun or shade, as commonly happens with older varieties. This is a more compact plant, reaching around 10 feet and is multi-stemmed and shrubby. It is even hardier that ‘Dynamite’ and will survive well in all of zone 6.

How tall does an Arapaho crape myrtle get?

Arapaho Crape Myrtle The Arapaho Crape Myrtle is a tall variety reaching around 20 feet with red flowers that are a true red, not just a dark pink. This tree has excellent resistant to powdery mildew. Its taller size makes it a great choice for background planting or for a specimen in your lawn.

What kind of mulch to use on crape myrtles?

To help crape myrtles retain water, mulch with organic matter 2-3 in. deep (5-7 cm). Crape myrtles are not usually browsed by deer. Perfect as a specimen plant or for foundation plantings.