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Crape Myrtle Trees


Tonto Crape Myrtle
Growing Zones 7-9
•  Huge flowers
•  Grows in tight areas
•  Disease resistant


Muskogee Crape
Growing Zones 7-11
•  Lavender blooms
•  Beautiful in groupings
•  Flowers for 120 days


Pink Velour Crape
Growing Zones 7-10
•  Bright pink flowers
•  Easy to Grow
•  Drought Tolerant


Tuscarora Crape
Growing Zones 7-9
•  Light red or pink blooms
•  Very Adaptable
•  Easy to grow


Twilight Crape
Growing Zones 7-9
•  Rare deep purple blooms
•  Low maintenance
•  70 days of blooms


Natchez Crape
Growing Zones 7-10
•  Fast growing
•  Soft white flowers
•  Very adaptable


Catawba Crape Myrtle
Growing Zones 7-9
•  Incredible Purple Blooms
•  Flowers Spring - Fall
•  Low Maintenance


Red Black Diamond Crape Myrtle
Growing Zones 6-9
•  Black Leaves!
•  Amazing fall color
•  Fire red blooms


   
 


Crape Myrtle Comparison Chart
Projected heights based on starting planting height of a 5 ft. tall tree.
Cultivar
Growth per Yr.
Height in
3 Yrs
Mature
Height
Flower Color
Growing Notes
Muskogee Crape Myrtle
(lagerstroemia Muskogee)
4-5 ft.
15-20 ft.
15-25 ft.
Light Lavender
Lavender flowers bloom for 120 days.
Tuscarora Crepe Myrtle
Tuscarora Crape Myrtle
(lagerstroemia Tuscarora)
4-5 ft.
15-20 ft.
15-25 ft.
Dark Pink
Dark pink blooms. Very adaptable flowering tree.
Arapaho Crape Myrtle
Arapaho Crape Myrtle
(lagerstroemia Arapaho)
4-5 ft.
15-20 ft.
15-25 ft.

Red

One of the few red crape myrtles. Blooms from spring til fall.
Red Rocket Crape Myrtles
Red Rocket Crape Myrtle
(lagerstroemia
indica 'Red Rocket
)
3-5 ft.
15-20 ft.
20-30 ft.
Cherry Red
One of the fastest growing crape myrtles, and one of the few with red blooms.
Dynamite Red
Crape Myrtle

(lagerstroemia
indica 'Dynamite'
)
3 ft.
10-15 ft.
20-30 ft.
Red
Carefree tree is one of the original red-flowering crapes.
Natchez Crape Myrtle
(lagerstroemia 'Natchez')
2-3 ft.
10-15 ft.
20-30 ft.
White
Blooms in bunches. Needs plenty of sun for full blooms.
Pink Velour Crape Myrtle
(lagerstroemia
indica "Pink Velour"
)
2-3 ft.
10-15 ft.
8-10 ft.
Bright Pink
Easy to grow & drought tolerant. Light pink blooms all summer.
Common Crape Myrtle
(lagerstroemia)
1-2 ft.
5-8 ft.
15-30 ft.
Varies
Original crape was the basis for many new cultivars bred by the national arboretum.

Based on research from the following sources...

USDA
Texas A&M University
Clemson University
Auburn University

Crape Myrtle Trees

Crape Myrtle Trees come in a variety of colors and sizes. Fast Growing Trees Nursery offers improved varieties that give you fuller, longer lasting blooms while being more mildew & disease resistant.

These varieties of Crape Myrtle are normally recommended by progressive landscape designers and architects, but you'll seldom find them in your local hardware store's garden center. These stores typically wait until a large number of people start requesting a certain variety before stocking it. Unfortunately, it takes several years for the general public to become familiar with new, easier to grow varieties. Meanwhile, these stores continue to sell inferior plants and the chemicals needed to maintain them.

Crepe Myrtles are perfect for adding color to your lawn in areas where space is a premium. Plant near powerlines or row your driveway with these flowering crape myrtles that can bloom for up to 120 days throughout the spring and summer.

Not only are these crape myrtle trees a colorful addition to your lawn, but they are easy to grow! New crape myrtle varieties resist disease, grow faster and give you longer lasting, brighter blooms. Our most popular flowering trees!

Crape Myrtles are the kings of color. They give you shades that you can't find on any other flowering tree, and they last months longer. If you're looking for a red crape myrtle, try the Arapaho. Its one of the brightest red flowers you can find... these blooms last up to 6 months! These trees are extremely unique.

The hottest new trend in southern landscaping is red crape myrtle trees. Since you don't normally find bright red blooms on trees, landscapers are planting all the red crape myrtles they can. And since these red blooms last from spring to fall, you get this amazing color for months and months!