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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships November through April|
Crepe Myrtle Tree
Hardy Planting Zone: 3-9
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: White and Pink
Height at Maturity: 25’
Soil Type Preferred: acidic, moist, sandy, clay and well-drained soils
Sun or Shade: Full sun
Lythraceae, known as ‘Crepe Myrtle’ trees are an ornamental tree variety that is most welcomed in any landscape due to being year-round beauties.
These deciduous and evergreen tree types, known for their interesting peeling bark, are native trees to areas of Asia and Australia. This tree, while mostly hardy and requiring little maintenance, still can fall to issues if not provided proper care. Proper pruning, mulching, watering, and placement assures that your Crepe Myrtle can live its expected life span.
Flowering all summer long, this tree is a showstopper!
Clusters of blooms in white, red, pink, or lavender make this tree an ideal choice to add to your landscape. Altering these varieties will promise to be a true visual reward season after season.
Types of Crepe Myrtle
L. fauriei, known as ‘Japanese Crepe Myrtle’, native to Japan, provides generous white blooms during the summer season. The leaves turn from light green to yellow in the fall, offset by the dark, rich, cinnamon bark underneath.
L. indica, known as ‘Indica Crepe Myrtle, native to the Himalayas and southern China, is the most popular tree choice of Southern gardeners due to its heat tolerance. This variety offers blooms in white, various shades of pink, and purple. The leaves change from green to a bright orange or red in the fall. The bark peels, revealing a pinkish hue to the shiny trunk and branches underneath.