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Crape myrtle

Lagerstroemia

Crape myrtles are among the brightest blooming and most heat-tolerant trees available. Their array of summer blossoms is complemented by sculptural trunks and gold or red fall foliage. The contrast of reddish peeling bark and smooth trunk provides winter interest, too. Flower colors range from white to deep rose and magenta. Pick powdery mildew-resistant hybrids such as 'Natchez', 'Cherokee', and 'Wichita' for the best performance in humid summer regions. By planting crape myrtles against a warm, sunny wall, colder-climate gardeners can also enjoy this traditional Southeastern favorite.

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From 8 to 20 feet or more

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7-12 feet wide

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Zones:

6-9

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more varieties for Crape myrtle

'Natchez' crape myrtle
'Natchez' crape myrtle
Lagerstroemia 'Natchez' is a vigorous small tree that produces many white flowers throughout the summer. It grows 20 feet tall and wide. Zones 7-9
'Wichita' crape myrtle
'Wichita' crape myrtle
Lagerstroemia 'Wichita' grows into a vase-shape shrub or small tree bearing lavender flowers all summer. It grows 12 feet tall and wide. Zones 7-9
'Red Filli' crape myrtle
'Red Filli' crape myrtle
Lagerstroemia 'Red Filli' is a dwarf shrubby type bred for cold winters. It reaches 12-18 inches high, with red to orange fall leaf color and reddish-pink blooms throughout the summer. Zones 4-9
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