Red Crepe Myrtle
Red Crepe Myrtle
Red Crepe Myrtle -Lagerstroemia
Crepe myrtles are a favorite among home gardeners who want to bring a dramatic pop of color into their yards. While there are several varieties available in many different colors, the red crepe myrtle and Pink Crepe Myrtle is a favorite choice for those who want a beautiful tree that is hardy and low-maintenance.
The red crepe myrtle is a fixture in the southern states but is recommended for growth in USDA hardiness zones 6 to 10.
It was named for the wavy, crepe-like appearance of its flowers that bloom in early spring and continue throughout the summer in most areas. However, the bark of this tree is just as appealing as the flowers it produces. The bark can be light brown, orange, cream, or cinnamon-colored, giving this Pink Crepe Myrtle an appeal.
The crepe myrtle is a hardy plant, which makes it a popular choice among home gardeners and commercial landscape designers. It is resistant to high heat and tolerant of drought weather conditions. Red crepe myrtle can be purchased balled and burlap or bare root. It can also be transplanted from containers.
Crepe myrtles prefer loamy soils but can adapt to most soil types except excessively wet soil. They produce blooms without fertilizer but flourish with regular fertilizer applications.
Versatility is one of the most attractive traits of the crepe myrtle. It can be pruned into a shrub or a multi-stemmed tree. Because of its dramatic colors, the red crepe myrtle is often placed along driveways or around decks. It also makes a lovely specimen tree in any yard or garden. When used as a shrub, red crepe myrtle can be used as borders or around entrances. Dwarf varieties can be used as a ground cover for an unusual visual effect that adds appeal.
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.