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Amethyst King™ Emerald Empire® Crape Myrtle Tree Lagerstroemia indica

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  • Amethyst King™ Emerald Empire® Crape Myrtle Tree
  • Amethyst King™ Emerald Empire® Crape Myrtle Tree
  • Amethyst King™ Emerald Empire® Crape Myrtle Tree

* Images shown are of mature plants

Why Amethyst King™ Emerald Empire® Crape Myrtle Trees?
 

Shrouded in iridescent purple blossoms that are unlike any other, the Amethyst King lives up to its name, delivering vibrant color that will shine like a gemstone in your garden. 

  • Rich green foliage contrasts with huge purple blooms.
  • Resistant to humidity and drought, thriving on rainfall alone once established.
  • Huge blooms grow as soon as the first season after planting.
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Size:
  • 2 Gallon
  • 2-3 ft.
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Plant Care

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Product Details

Mature Height: 15-20 ft.
Mature Width: 10-15 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Moderate
Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia indica
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 6-10 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 6-10 outdoors

(hardy down to 0℉)

Product Description

Majestic Purple Blooms Atop Rich Green Foliage

Why Amethyst King™ Emerald Empire® Crape Myrtle Trees?

Shrouded in iridescent purple blossoms that are unlike any other, the Amethyst King lives up to its name, delivering vibrant color that will shine like a gemstone in your garden. 

A newer introduction in the Crape family, the Amethyst King boasts vibrant green foliage topped with pink-purple flowers that nearly glow in the sun. These blooms are at their most stunning from late spring through summer - delicate and clustered blossoms provide a layered look that is truly breathtaking.

Technically classified as a shrub, the Emerald Empire grows tall and vertical when left unpruned, giving you unmatched versatility. And this amazing specimen truly takes care of itself once it reaches maturity. Attracting bees, birds, and butterflies for a graceful show, the Emerald brings elegance to your garden while resisting drought and humidity with ease.

Why FastGrowingTrees.com is Better

You won’t find a healthier, better-developed Amethyst King. Local garden centers and big-box retailers rarely stock this one-of-a-kind variety, and the trees they offer are typically bare-root.

But when you order from Fast Growing Trees, you not only get this sought-after tree for yourself - you also get a healthy, full plant that's grown and nurtured with care, ready to thrive in your landscape.

Fill your garden with the eye-catching purple blooms and rich green foliage of this unparalleled variety. Order your Amethyst King™ Emerald Empire® Crape today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Crapes are full sun lovers, so plant in an area with well-drained soil and 6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily.

After you have found your planting area, dig your hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Comb your hands over the root ball to free up the roots a bit before planting. Place your tree in the hole and make sure that the root crown (where the root ball meets the trunk of the tree) is level with the soil surface. Backfill the hole and water to settle the tree's roots. Finally, mulch the area around the tree to conserve moisture.

2. Watering: Though they are drought tolerant once established, you may have to water young trees more often, especially in the summer heat. If you're not sure when to water, however, simply check the surrounding 3 inches of soil for dryness and water when this area is dry.

3. Fertilizing: Your Crape will greatly benefit from a light application of a complete, balanced, slow-release fertilizer formula in the early spring and summer seasons.

4. Pruning: For a more graceful tree shape, remove all but 4 to 5 strong trunks and then remove the lateral branches around the lower half of the tree. Remove any damaged or crossing branches during the late winter, as well as any suckers, or low-growing branches.

Questions & Answers

Why Amethyst King™ Emerald Empire® Crape Myrtle Trees?

Shrouded in iridescent purple blossoms that are unlike any other, the Amethyst King lives up to its name, delivering vibrant color that will shine like a gemstone in your garden. 

A newer introduction in the Crape family, the Amethyst King boasts vibrant green foliage topped with pink-purple flowers that nearly glow in the direct sunlight. These blooms are at their most stunning from late spring through summer. The delicate and clustered blossoms provide a layered look that is truly breathtaking.

Technically classified as a shrub, the Emerald Empire's growth is tall and vertical when left unpruned, giving you unmatched versatility. And this amazing little specimen truly takes care of itself once it reaches maturity. Attracting bees, birds, and butterflies for a graceful show, the Emerald brings elegance to your garden while resisting drought and humidity with ease.

Who is Fast Growing Trees?

We are the largest mail-order nursery in the country, shipping bigger and better trees directly to your door.

And you won’t find a healthier, better developed Amethyst King...if you can even find one at all. Local garden centers and big-box retailers rarely stock these unique varieties, and the trees they offer are typically bare-root.

How Cold Hardy is the Amethyst King™ Emerald Empire® Crape Myrtle?

Hardy down to temperatures as frigid as 0 degrees outdoors, the Emerald Empire Crape Myrtle breaks the mold. Plus, it can be enjoyed in the colder climates of zones 2 to 5 when placed in planters and brought indoors during harsh winter months!

How Do You Plant the Amethyst King™ Emerald Empire® Crape Myrtle?

Crapes are full sun lovers, so plant in an area with well-drained soil and 6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily.

After you have found your planting area, dig your hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Comb your hands over the root ball to free up the roots a bit before planting. Place your tree in the hole and make sure that the root crown (where the root ball meets the trunk of the tree) is level with the soil surface. Backfill the hole and water to settle the tree's roots. Finally, mulch the area around the tree to conserve moisture.

When Do You Water the Amethyst King™ Emerald Empire® Crape Myrtle?

Though they are drought tolerant once established, you may have to water young trees more often, especially in the summer heat. If you're not sure when to water, however, simply check the surrounding 3 inches of soil for dryness and water when this area is dry.

How to Fertilizer the Amethyst King™ Emerald Empire® Crape Myrtle

Your Crape will greatly benefit from a light application of a complete, balanced, slow-release fertilizer formula in the early spring and summer seasons.

Shipping Details

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