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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
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.