Crepe Myrtle


The deciduous Crepe Myrtle is among the longest blooming trees in existence with flowering periods lasting from 60-120 days. Leaves are alternate and smooth, but leaf size depends on variety. Flowers are borne in summer in big showy clusters and come in white and many shades of pink, purple, lavender and red. The fruits that follow are brown or black.

Crepe Myrtle likes moist soil, where it will grow exceedingly fast, but it tolerates dry conditions once established. The crape myrtle is an outstanding ornamental that rewards with a long blooming season of showy flowers and a winter season of dramatic architectural beauty highlighted by distinctive exfoliating bark.

Botanical Name: Lagestroemia indica
Exposure: Good Sun
Hardiness Zone: 7 – 9
Bloom Time: July to Fall
Height: 10′
Spread: 20′