The Crepe Myrtle Tree is actually a reference to an entire range of related trees that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and, of course, brilliant blooming colors. Certain varietals of Crepe Myrtle, often also referred to as "Crape Myrtle," are bred to be more disease resistant, hardy, resilient in different light and soil conditions, flower shape and size, and also are bred for certain blooming colors. Crepe Myrtle blossoms can be pure white, ivory, deep purple, crimson, bright red, hot pink, pale pink, lavender, and every shade in between these.
The secret to enjoying a Crepe Myrtle Tree that blooms profusely during the summer blossoming season is to provide the tree with a growing environment that offers daily continuous access to full sun without excessive heat. Additionally, for best blooming results soil should have adequate oxygen content and a pH between 5.5 and 7.5.
The Crepe Myrtle Tree, regardless of blossom color, requires adequate hydration and slow but continuous fertilization as it grows. Less watering and fertilization will be needed as the tree gains maturity, but it will be important as the young tree is becoming established.
These popular Crepe Myrtle Tree varietals yield luscious blossoms and are known to be especially hardy and easy to care for and maintain.
Dynamite Crepe Myrtle Tree produces red blossoms and is known to be virtually maintenance free.
Pink Velour Crepe Myrtle Tree produces lovely soft bright pink flowers and is bred to be drought tolerant and low maintenance.
Twilight Crepe Myrtle Tree produces deep purple blossoms for 70 consecutive days or longer and is considered low maintenance.
Natchez Crepe Myrtle Tree produces a stunning profusion of soft white flowers and is known for its adaptability.