Although many crape myrtles grow to be small- to medium-size trees, some varieties, such as the Filli series and Dazzle series, remain shrubby, producing full-size blooms on plants less than 5 feet tall.
Name: Lagerstroemia selections
Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil
Size: 1-5 feet tall; 1-4 feet wide
Test Garden Tip: In Zones 5 and 6, where crape myrtles die back most winters, treat the shrubs as perennials and cut them to the ground before growth begins in the spring.