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Enduring Summer Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia ‘Enduring Summer’


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Enduring Summer Crape Myrtle Planting Mix

Helps your Enduring Summer Crape Myrtle get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
Add a Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 4-5 patio / 6-9 outdoors
(hardy down to 0℉)

Growing Zones 6-9 outdoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

4-5 ft.

Mature Width:

4-5 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


6-10 ft.

Growth Rate:


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Botanical Name:

Lagerstroemia ‘Enduring Summer’

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Months of blooms on a space saving shrub

The Enduring Summer Crape Myrtle is a compact flowering shrub that only grows to about 4 to 5 feet tall, so it can fit anywhere. This versatile crape myrtle also thrives in containers and can be kept on the porch, or patio to add a burst of hot color to the space. They’re popular for framing entryways and for lining steps.  

Enduring Summer Crape Myrtles may be small in size, but their color is huge. They have clusters of vibrant red blooms that last from the summer all the way into the fall for at least four months of breath taking flowers.

Put your pruners away, because this low maintenance crape myrtle variety naturally has a rounded shape. When planted in rows they will fill in on their own to create an even living hedge that’s perfect for border rows and even provides privacy without the need for constant trimming.  

The Enduring Summer Crape Myrtle earned its title for being nearly impossible to kill. With an extremely high drought tolerance and heat resistance it endures everything that hot and dry summers have to throw at it. 

Also, this crape myrtle is humidity tolerant and resists molds and mildews that harm other trees in humid conditions. The Enduring Summer Crape Myrtle is an excellent choice for urban city areas because it’s smog and pollution tolerant. 

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Nice Crape Myrtles
Nice size--already growing and blooming! Quality plant!
September 16, 2016
Morriston, FL
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Enduring Summer Crape Myrtle

Enduring Summer Crape Myrtle  Planting Diretions

The Enduring Summer Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia ‘Enduring Summer’) is a small shrub reaching a mature height and width of 4-5 feet. Its small stature is perfect for potting and framing an entryway or creating a border in your garden. The scarlet red blooms last throughout the summer months and into the fall so you get several months of beautiful color. If you’re in USDA growing zones 6-9, plant this shrub in the ground or grow it in a container if you’re in colder zones 4-5. Either way, this shrub is low maintenance, extremely drought tolerant and resistant to heat and humidity.

Choosing a location: Crapes are FULL SUN lovers so try and find a spot where they will get as much sun as possible. Without the proper exposure your blooming will be substantially reduced or it may not bloom at all. The Enduring Summer is very adaptable to many soil types so just be sure that the area you’re looking to plant has adequate drainage when watering.

Planting directions:
1) After you have found your planting area, make your hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep.
2) Carefully remove the myrtle’s root ball from the container. Lightly tapping the container around the bottom will help free it up without causing too much damage to the root system.
3) Lightly comb your hands over the root ball to free up the roots a bit before planting.
4) Place it into the hole and make sure that the root crown (where the root ball meets the trunk(s) of the tree) is level with the soil surface. Crapes need to be able to pull oxygen into their root systems so covering them too much may inhibit their growth.
5) Tamp down the soil lightly as you backfill the hole to prevent air pockets from forming and then water after you’ve finished to settle the soil.
6) Mulch the area around the tree to conserve water moisture and deter competing weeds and grasses from growing.

Watering: Myrtles are quite drought tolerant but while establishing, may need a bit more attention with watering during the hot summer season. Depending on your soil, there may need to be more frequent waterings, especially those with very sandy soils. After planting, water regularly to start. If the climate is hot you may need to water up to five times weekly especially in lighter soils. During the cooler seasons you’ll only need to water once weekly. Proper soil moisture is important in the hot season so that you’ll have a healthier tree and better looking blooms.

Pruning: Crape pruning is always a “mixed bag” if asking anyone when and how to prune. “Crape murder” is a common term heard with those who go far beyond what is necessary when trimming their myrtles. Prune in the late winter before any of the growth begins. If done in the late fall you will jeopardize the dormant state which can lead to the crape dying. Sterilize your cutting tools with rubbing alcohol to ensure no pathogens infect the crape and always make your cuts at a 45 degree angle.

Some prefer to chop off all of the branches at a uniformed height every year leaving the stubs for the winter season that form a ball of growth in the springtime. This is good for height control and a uniformed border but can commonly result in knobby stems and bunchy growths that are easily susceptible to disease and aphid pests. This is where the term “crape murder” comes into play. Only a light pruning of the myrtle is needed to encourage plenty of blooms but “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” when it comes to choosing the shape of your crapes.

For a more graceful shape, remove all but 4-5 strong trunks and then remove the lateral branches around the bottom ½ of the crape. To encourage branching, make your cuts on the longer, leggy limbs. Try not to over prune too early, do your basic pruning then allow it to grow a bit and then continue shaping over time. Remove any damaged, diseased, or crossing branches during the late winter. Also be sure to remove any suckers or low growths to prevent your crape from looking more shrub-like.

Fertilizing: Your Enduring Summer Crape will greatly benefit from a light application of a complete, balanced, slow release fertilizer formula in the early spring and summer seasons. Slow release fertilizer will cut back on sucker growths but be aware, excessive fertilizing can lead to limb growth but will inhibit the blooms from forming due to excess amounts of nitrogen.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I want to put these at my Lake House , the red will match the red roof and white house
KATHLEEN F on Apr 15, 2018
Because of its enduring blooms in a striking red color and because of the beauty of the bark when the shrub is barren.
Sandra S on Nov 13, 2017
I want to put these at my Lake House , the red will match the red roof and white house
KATHLEEN F on Apr 15, 2018
Everything that I have purchased through Fast Growing Trees have been worth it and are awesome. Finally a company that stands behind their product! Thank you
Sharon H on Apr 11, 2018
Because of its enduring blooms in a striking red color and because of the beauty of the bark when the shrub is barren.
Sandra S on Nov 13, 2017
Since this item falls with-in our zone 6, I just had to have them. We always see Crape Myrtle when going south and always wanted some.
Gary G on Oct 27, 2017
This was a gift for my daughter.....have not seen it yet....hope it lives up to its reputation as a healthy hardy bush.
Ellen M on Apr 21, 2017
They are very resilient and perfect for my area where high winds is an issue. Plus the flowers are beautiful.
William S on Apr 7, 2017
I choose this plant because the color of the flowers are so beautiful and I wanted a bush not a tree.
Litlmary H on Nov 10, 2016
They will be planted up against short fence that I view from my kitchen window. I live in Texas and this will be planted in full sun. I love crape myrtles and the more sun the more blooms.
Judy M on Nov 3, 2016
Color and size.
cynthia h on Oct 26, 2016
Have two others and wanted a third
Sandra K on Oct 21, 2016
Like appearance
Cheryl L on Oct 4, 2016
replacing overgrown trees in garden, love the red
Denise B on Oct 2, 2016
I wanted a plant that would bloom all summer and my summer crape Myrtle did .I got two and they look very nice in front of my bay window.
Lawrence K on Sep 30, 2016
Wanted small flowering trees for the center of both front lawns. Searched on the internet and decided this was the best and most reasonable deal. All of the information was a great help i.e. planting, zone, tree details.
Michael R on Aug 11, 2016
color and size
Janice M on Jul 13, 2016
Everything that I have purchased through Fast Growing Trees have been worth it and are awesome. Finally a company that stands behind their product! Thank you
Sharon H on Apr 11, 2018
Since this item falls with-in our zone 6, I just had to have them. We always see Crape Myrtle when going south and always wanted some.
Gary G on Oct 27, 2017
Is this an evergreen bush...having leaves all year round?
Katina R on Sep 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is deciduous, so it will loose its leaves in the winter.
How wide will this shrub grow?
Lynn B on Jul 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It gets 4-5 foot wide and 4-5 foot tall.
What zone is Louisiana?
Brenda R on Dec 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
How far apart should I plant these?
Paulette M on Jul 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would plant 2-3 feet apart.
How does this crape myrtle do in direct afternoon sun?
Michelle M on Sep 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello Michelle
I'm in Argyle TX and it's doing great im very happy lot of blooms
It gets direct sun from around 11:30 till 7:00
Hope this helps you good luck
Randy TX
How do they do with the threat of deer munching on them?
Lisa J on Apr 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We purchased our tree and bush last year and we have not had a deer problem, so far. However we did cover them during the winter months which is the season they would be more likely looking for food.
Any thoughts on planting these between Royal Empress Trees?
Haven Farmer on Sep 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have my Enduring Summer planted in a mound with an oleander and another crape plus some coreopsis. It gets full sun. It is doing very well even after this hot summer. it was in bloom when I received it and after a month I gave it a light trim and now it is in full bloom. Hope that helps, good luck!!!
Will Enduring Summer be alright near ocean inlet?
carol c on May 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are salt tolerant.

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