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  • Sioux Crape Myrtle for Sale

    Sioux Crape Myrtle for Sale

    Sioux Crape Myrtle for Sale

 
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Sioux Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia x 'Sioux'

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-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.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$5.95
-t- Planting Mix
Sioux Crape Myrtle Planting Mix

Helps your Sioux 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.

Coarse 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
$7.95
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Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

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Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

$14.95
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Growing Zones: 6-10 outdoors
(hardy down to 0℉)



Growing Zones 6-10 outdoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

13-20 ft.

Mature Width:

8-12 ft.

Sunlight:

Full-Partial

Growth Rate:

Fast

Botanical Name:

Lagerstroemia x 'Sioux'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, LA



Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)
 

Vibrant Pink Blooms From Summer to Fall

With cold hardy Sioux Crape Myrtles your landscape will never have to be without color, especially in the summer when their dark pink flowers enter a continuous blooming cycle that lasts into the fall.

By being cold tolerant to growing zone 6 and with the ability to thrive under heavy layers of ice and snow, the Sioux Crape Myrtle brings its pink blooms farther north than other crape myrtle varieties. 

You will be able to enjoy fragrant pink blooms for months. The flowers bloom in large clusters and have an attractive color that your family and neighbors will enjoy.

Sioux Crape Myrtles have very dark green leaves that create a radiant show of contrasting colors.  Then in the fall the leaves turn unique shades of purple and red. They glow in the landscape with vivid hues that the members of your neighborhood have most likely never seen before.

Everything about the Sioux Crape Myrtle is colorful, even the bark. The older brown bark peels away to reveal bright beige bark underneath. The older and younger barks intertwine on the trunk together to create a marbled look.

Sioux Crape Myrtles aren’t too big, or too small. They’re just right, by only reaching heights of 13 to 20 feet. They will fit perfectly in your landscape even if your space is limited, even under utility lines.

Their narrow vase shaped growth habit combined with their multiple trunks gives them an ornamental appeal as an accent tree or the focal point in the landscape. If planted in rows their dense foliage will fit in to create a living privacy screen, perfect from blocking your neighbor’s view of your home.

Sioux Crape Myrtles are one of the toughest varieties available. Along with the ability to survive freezing temperatures they are also drought and heat tolerant. They also have a high level of resistance against pests and diseases.

Not even poor soil can stop the Sioux Crape Myrtle from flourishing with tons of color and over 100 days of blooms.


Although Crape Myrtles are very well suited for hot and humid environments, a long summer can still take its toll on the leaves, especially in a nursery setting. The leaves may be showing some signs of stress, such as discoloration, or possibly even some signs of fungus. Any concern would have been treated before the trees left our nursery, but the discoloration will still show on the leaves. The trees will go dormant soon and the discolored leaves will fall. Once the trees are planted in an open location they will not exhibit these symptoms again in the spring.




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Customer Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
42 Reviews
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Came in great condition!
It got planted immediately and I have high hopes that they'll come out of the winter well in the spring!
November 4, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Growing Zone:
7
So Far So Good
I ordered the Sioux Crepe Myrtle & it arrived safely packed with no damage. I planted it according to the instructions and with regular watering, it seems to be thriving. I am excited to see how it blooms in the spring.
September 21, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
6
Wonderful plain and simple wonderful
For me they have done very well it is the first year but I’m very happy with them they have grown real good they bloomed a lot I am 100% satisfied with them
September 19, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
JeanLA
I ordered a few trees and this one was the least developed. I have to say it is responding well to the TLC. CROSSING MY FINGERS
September 8, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
Beautiful, and thriving in Zone 6!
We ordered 2 Sioux Crape Myrtle for either side of our entry to our driveway, they are beautiful, and thriving in Zone 6! We love Crape Myrtle and when we lived in Zone 9 have one of every color. We are thrilled that we can grow them in Zone 6! They are beautiful, and have ordered another one to make it three.
August 15, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
6
I love them and would gladly help order more.
They are healthy little trees that are doing well in the full sun of Texas. Even bloomed this year. They are beautiful. I can’t wait until they are big.
They are doing well and bloomed beautifully this year
They are doing well and bloomed beautifully this year
August 11, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
Lovely Crape Myrtle
It arrived as described. The leaves were a pretty yellow and purple but then when I planted it the leaves turned green and it is still growing. I'm looking forward to when it blooms.
July 17, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
wow!
Bought two for my south facing back yard and they have grown at least 2 feet in as many months. They also flowered profusely this season! couldn't be happier with my trees.
July 12, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
Very pleased . Upon arrival the crepes looked like fedx used them as a kick ball But bam they came back.6” of height since purchase
Never had much luck with local nursery plants and trees
Am very pleased with FGT. Bought a total of 7 items and all are doing great.
Plan on buying blueberries as soon as stock is re plentished.
Very pleased
Can I trim this to the Y ???
But the cherry tree seems to be in need of something
Thought it was crapeng
??
Groomedi it back and 2 weeks later
Very hearty plant.
Even Fedx couldn’t kill them
July 10, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
Great Trees
I received 4x Sioux Crape Myrtle trees 2-3 months ago, they were all planted right away per the instructions emailed. I was told they may have stayed dormant a bit longer than usual but once they came out they lost most of the original leaves, sprouted new growth rapidly and 1 tree already has a handful of blooms. I am hopeful that the growth rate is as advertised, no reason to question at this time. I took a star off only because the blooms are purple, not pink, hopefully I will hear back from the customer service team on this (already submitted an email).
After roughly 2 months most of the original leaves fell off, new growth and plenty of blooms!
I thought the blooms were supposed to be pink?
July 9, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago

Planting & Care



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


Sioux Crape Myrtle Planting Diretions

Sioux crape myrtles (Lagerstroemia x Sioux) are a flowering ornamental that can tolerate a wide range of soil types and climates. These crape myrtles can tolerate more cold temperatures than other types of crapes, bringing longer periods of summer blooms further north from zones 6-10. With a beautiful array of dark pink blooms, this tree will be a welcome addition to any environment.
Sioux crapes are great for small spaces like parking lots and small lawns. They’re a medium sized tree that reaches 15-20 feet tall, 10-15 feet wide and can be trained into a single trunk tree or a multi-trunked tree. Once established, these trees are fast growers, growing as much as 3-4 feet a year.

 

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 Sioux Crape Myrtle 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 your tree in 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 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 tree’s dormancy state which can lead to the tree dying. Sterilize your cutting tools with rubbing alcohol to ensure no pathogens infect the tree 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 tree shape, remove all but 4-5 strong trunks and then remove the lateral branches around the bottom ½ of the tree. To encourage branching, make your cuts on the longer, leggy limbs. Try not to over prune too early, do your basic pruning then allow the tree 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 Tuscarora Crape will greatly benefit from an annual feeding of a high nitrogen fertilizer such as a 20-10-10 slow release formula in the early spring season. If you care to fertilize twice, feed the tree again roughly two months later. Slow release fertilizer will cut back on sucker growths but be aware, excessive fertilizing can lead to tree and limb growth but will inhibit the blooms from forming due to excess amounts of nitrogen.

Planting & Care

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THE COLORS!!!!
Stacey K on Oct 15, 2018
Love the color and hardy resistance to weather .
Marisa D on Aug 27, 2018
THE COLORS!!!!
Stacey K on Oct 15, 2018
Fast growing, pretty
Michelle N on Sep 3, 2018
Love the color and hardy resistance to weather .
Marisa D on Aug 27, 2018
I have seen these kind of tree but never ask the name of them and when I did I just had to have them
ofelia a on Aug 11, 2018
Love the color!
Marita N on Jul 12, 2018
It's a beautiful tree, love flowers, heat tolerant, low maintenance.
Maria C on Jul 6, 2018
I CHOOSE THIS BECAUSE BRANCHES AND FLOWERS SEEM TO MAKE GOOD "FENCING" AND PRIVACY.
MARTHA L E on Jun 18, 2018
Beautiful blooms: Think this will be a lovely addition to our yard!
Linda G on May 31, 2018
Neighbor has white one near our back yard...we chose 3 pink to plant alongside pathway in back yard. We will see blooms through our back windows.
Susan L on May 30, 2018
The myrtle sprig symbolizes the strong bond of eternal friendship. Plus, it has beautiful blooms.
CHARLES M on May 24, 2018
We went on vacation to Georgia and seen these trees and fell in love with them and had to have one.
Tana W on May 8, 2018
I have been wanting a Crepe Myrtle for a long time. I think they are beautiful. Your site made it easy to see if it would tolerate my Ohio weather.
Deborah B on May 8, 2018
color
chad m on May 5, 2018
wanted a medium size cold hardy crepe myrtle tree
Virginia B on Apr 26, 2018
Like your web site and inventory
sid w on Mar 7, 2018
have Tonto,Natchez,and Muskogee varieties already in yard
jeremy s on Feb 24, 2018
love the prolific flowers & perfect size tree
Georgine D on Feb 3, 2018
color and full grown size
Kris S on Jan 8, 2018
Beautiful, all year flowers, perfect spot for it.
Cara H on Oct 3, 2017
I wanted a large flowering tree to cover neighbor’s window.
Lizzzie on Oct 2, 2017
I grew up with Crape Myrtles around the house so I purchased two so they could remind me of my childhood and my mother.
Alexis E on Sep 14, 2017
Color
Timothy M on Sep 12, 2017
Good looking tree, needed something fast growing that wasn't too tall because of overhead wires.
"" " on Aug 10, 2017
saw this tree when vacationing in Georgia and fell in love
Katie H on Aug 2, 2017
the colors
Thomas K on Jul 25, 2017
Have always admired crape myrtle trees when I have been in the South - liked that this variety will grow in zone 6.
Kathleen W on Jul 25, 2017
will look great along a split rail fence
Dane H on Jul 25, 2017
Doesn't grow as high as most crape myrtles, like the color of the flowers, was not as expensive as some other myrtles.
Patty H on Jul 16, 2017
Hardiness and color
Patricia M on Jul 4, 2017
Loved that it was a flowering tree. We have a very small lot and the size of the tree will fit perfectly in our yard.
Julie K on Jun 26, 2017
I have ordered before and love them. They grew and flowered in less than 2 seasons!
ROSEMARY L on May 30, 2017
for the colour it provides all year
SONDRA D on May 20, 2017
landscaping
Senay P on May 19, 2017
Fast growing
Shannon c on May 16, 2017
Took down a big pine tree which left the front of our house looking to exposed. This tree fit our "want list" in every way and we are looking forward to how it will add curb appeal to our home.
Kate H on May 12, 2017
It was hardy in my zone and I wanted long lasting blooms.
carol b on May 8, 2017
Liked the color and size-
Vicky S on Apr 4, 2017
Love the Myrtle tress when we vacation in South Carolina and just wanted a touch of that at home!
Robin W on Mar 25, 2017
I love the color & size of this tree. Love how long it stays in bloom.
Susan S on Mar 23, 2017
I chose this because I am looking for a pretty way to obtain privacy from my neighbor in the adjacent yard. Fencing is too expensive to be an option right now so I have been researching landscaping options. Since my yard lacks flowers in the Fall, I thought these trees which bloom Summer-Fall would be perfect. Fingers crossed!
Jennifer B on Mar 1, 2017
its beauty
marcy mahoney a on Feb 19, 2017
I chose this because of the beautiful color and the size of the tree.
Raquel M on Feb 15, 2017
Cold and ice hardy for N GA
Zay R on Jan 28, 2017
Something I can not find at the local nurseries!
Matthew L on Jan 23, 2017
Pretty colorand ideal height for the space available
Susan W on Jan 21, 2017
Drought resistance and blooms for 100 days
Rochelle V on Jan 16, 2017
We wanted tall flowering trees to line our driveway and these will be perfect!
Ian S on Jan 7, 2017
It is a good tree to have near streets and sidewalks. I have a small plot of land between the sidewalk and the street that I am going to put the crape myrtles.
Kristen S on Dec 10, 2016
Growing range, color and mature size.
Susan S on Nov 1, 2016
Because of it's color and bark and it should grow well in Malibu
Inez M on Oct 27, 2016
Fast growing, pretty
Michelle N on Sep 3, 2018
I have seen these kind of tree but never ask the name of them and when I did I just had to have them
ofelia a on Aug 11, 2018
Wanted pink velour. Live in zone 6 and website says 7 is lowest. Want a crape myrtle about 10 ft. Can the Sioux be maintained at that height?
Pat M on May 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can keep it pruned to your desired height.
When is the best time to plant? I live in zone 6 and am not sure if summer is a good time to plant.
Sharon W on Jul 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm not familiar with the climate in zone 6. I live in a zone 9 semi-desert. I can expect triple digit temps now and then through September. I therefore plan to plant in the fall, but here freezing temps are rare. Obviously, you need to check with more local authorities, but I'm guessing without brutally high temps until fall planting now will give your plants a chance to establish themselves before it starts snowing and give them a head start next spring.
I live in New York....zone 7. It is December and there is no way I can forsee the type of weather we will have. Our ground freezes in winter. Will it be safe to plant the C.M. in December. Would it be better to plant in a container and protect with your 6 and/or 8 foot covers and transplant when we are defrosted?????
Melissa on Dec 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Planting in fall/winter/early spring, while they are in their dormant stage helps them get their roots, established without having to give nutrients to the rest of the tree. Also, with extra care you can plant in the summer, by planting in the evening after the sun goes down, so it will not get leaf burn. Giving it extra water and putting a 3-4 inch of mulch (keeping a few inches away from the trunk) to help retain moisture during hot dry weather.
Does the crape Myrtle attract bees?
Jason on Apr 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes of course. All trees, shrubs, anything that flowers attracts bees. It’s nature at its best. But they don’t bother you while at work!
Does Crepe Myrtle trees attract ants?
Erin L on Jan 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have not seen ants on crepe myrtles, and I have 2 growing next a very xeric/desert garden where ants can thrive do to the soil conditions needed for cacti and yuccas, etc. I do have an ant program of diatomatious earth to control ants. That could easily be used around crepe myrtles if you have an ant problem.
I am in South Florida. Will the tree lose its leaves in the winter?
Margarita D on Nov 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Sioux Crape Myrtle is a deciduous tree.
How many months of bloom in zone 9?
Fer R on Jun 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They normally bloom from June until the first frost.
What insects are attracted to Sioux crape Myrtle? My leaves are being eaten by I’m assuming Japanese beetles. Is there anything that I could spray on the plants so that these insects leave the myrtle alone?
Enrico A on Jul 16, 2018

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