Crepe Myrtle Plants

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Creeping myrtle, or Vinca minor, is often referred to as the common or lesser periwinkle.
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Crepe Myrtle Plants

Crepe myrtle is a southern favorite for many reasons. It produces lovely flowers, smooth light brown bark, and intense fall color. These deciduous shrubs can be used as specimen trees, borders or shrubs.

The White crepe myrtle is also known by its scientific name Lagerstroemia indica and is a member of the Lythraceae family. It is recommended for growth in USDA hardiness zones 7A through 9A. This shrub typically reaches heights of 10 to 30 feet and a spread of 15 to 25 feet. The growth rate of the crepe myrtle is considered moderate. It thrives in full sun and has a high tolerance to drought conditions. This shrub grows best in well-drained soil such as clay, loam, acidic and alkaline.It is resistant to a variety of pests and diseases in the landscape, making it easy to grow.

The production of showy flowers is one of the reasons the crepe myrtle is a favorite among home gardeners. Also, it produces light green foliage that turns brilliant shades of yellow, orange and red in the fall. The White crepe myrtle adds a touch of color and flair to any landscape setting. It is a standard fixture in both home and commercial landscape designs.

Lagerstroemia Indica, or commonly known as the Crepe Myrtle, are trees and shrubs that are in dozens of varieties. Widely known as the “Lilac of the South,” these plants have grown in the United States for more than 150 years. They appear in a rainbow of colors from purples, pinks, reds, whites, and every shade in between. They range from small shrubs to more massive trees and grow in many places in the United States. They are fresh, airy, beautiful trees that transform landscapes into fantastic masses of long-blooming flowers from June to October. Once established, the crepe myrtle plant will only flower during a warm, dry summer, and continue to thrive in the hottest of summers. All species are woody, and can grow to over 100’. As a perennial, they grow as far north as New York, and in California, Oregon, and Washington.