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How To Grow And Care For Crepe Myrtles (Lagerstroemia Indica) - Evergreen Trees Direct

EVERGREEN TREES DIRECT- CREPE MYRTLE

Crepe myrtles (aka Lagerstroeomia Indica) are a deciduous tree and are beautiful trees that can add a lot of interest to your landscape. These trees are available in a wide range of colours, and they have an attractive bark that peels away in layers. Crepe myrtle trees produce large flowers in summer that attract bees and butterflies. Crepe myrtles are also deciduous, vase-shaped tree. If you are looking for a tree that is easy to care for and provides year-round interest, then crepe myrtle is a great choice!

 

In this blog post, we will discuss everything you need to know about Crepe Myrtle trees and why they are the perfect trees for your garden. We will cover topics such as: how to plant and grow Crepe Myrtle, when to plant Crepe Myrtle, how to prune Crepe Myrtle, and how to propagate Crepe Myrtle. So if you are looking for information on these wonderful trees, you have come to the right place!

 

What you need to know about crepe myrtles

Crepe Myrtle trees are native to Eastern Asia, and they have been cultivated in China for centuries. These trees were introduced to the United States in the early 1800s, and they have been growing in popularity ever since. They are excellent feature trees and also good choices for street trees.

  

Crepe myrtles are Hardy Trees

Crepe Myrtles are hardy trees that can tolerate a wide range of climates and soil conditions. In fact, these trees are so tough that they are often used as street trees in many cities across the country. One of the reasons why Crepe Myrtle trees are so popular is because they are relatively easy to grow and they are attractive trees with an attractive trunk.

 

Planting a crepe myrtle

When planting Crepe Myrtle, it is important to choose a location that receives full sun. These trees also prefer well-drained soil, so be sure to amend your soil with some organic matter before planting. Crepe Myrtle trees are not particularly fussy, and they will grow in almost any type of soil as long as it is well-drained.

 

Drought Tolerant plants

Another reason why crepe myrtle trees are so popular is that they are very drought tolerant. Once established, these trees can tolerate long periods of drought with ease. This makes them perfect for those hot, dry summers that are so common in many parts of the country.

 

How and when to prune crepe myrtle?

When it comes to pruning crepe myrtle trees, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First of all, it is important to prune crepe myrtles during the dormant season (winter). This will help ensure that your tree stays healthy and vigorous. Secondly, you should never prune more than one-third of the tree's overall growth. Doing so will weak the tree and make it more susceptible to disease and pests.

 

How to propagate crepe myrtle?

If you want to propagate crepe myrtle trees, there are a few different methods you can use. One of the easiest ways to do this is through softwood cuttings. To take softwood cuttings, simply choose a young branch that is about the thickness of a pencil. Cut the branch into sections that are about six inches long, and then remove the bottom leaves from each section. Next, dip the cuttings in rooting hormone, and plant them in a pot filled with well-drained soil. Keep the soil moist, and in a few weeks, you should see new growth emerging from the cuttings.

 

How many different ranges of Crepe myrtle and what is the range of colours?

There are many different varieties of crepe myrtle trees that grow many different branches of flowers that come in a wide range of colours including pink, red, mauve flowers or white colour in summer through to late autumn. Some of the most popular crepe myrtle varieties with various flower colours include:

 

- Lagersroemia Indica 'Zuni'(Pink Flower) 

- Lagerstroemia Indica Natchez (White Flowers)

-  Lagerstroemia indica 'Tonto' (Pink Flowers)

- Lagerstroemia Indica (red crepe myrtle)

- Lagerstroemia Indica fauriei (purple crepe myrtle)

- Lagerstroemia Indica speciosa (pink flowers)

- Lagerstroemia Indica hybrids (various colors)

- Lagerstroemia Archeriana (bright pink flowers)

- Lagerstroemia Indica (Pink flowers)

 

Our best-selling crepe myrtle is the Lagersroemia Indica 'Zuni'(Pink Flower) and  Lagerstroemia Indica Natchez (White Flowers). These two trees are the most popular because they have very beautiful flowers and stunning green leaves, and the pink flower that they grow adds colour to a landscape. If you are looking for a crepe myrtle tree that is sure to add beauty to your landscape, these are two great varieties to consider.

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Transplanting Crepe Myrtle Trees

Crepe myrtles are also bare-rooted plants, which means they can be transplanted easily. So if you are looking for a tree that is easy to move, the crepe myrtle is a good option. With crepe myrtles being bare-rooted it also means that they have a very good chance of survival.

Bare rooted plants are also easier to handle and plant. They are less likely to be damaged when being transplanted and can be planted in a wider range of areas.

 

Are crepe myrtles a Deciduous tree or an evergreen tree?

Crepe myrtles are deciduous trees, which means they lose their leaves in winter. However, they are often mistaken for evergreen trees because of their attractive bark.

One of the benefits of deciduous trees is that they provide shade in summer and sun in winter. This can be helpful in regulating the temperature of your home. Deciduous trees also tend to be more drought tolerant than evergreens, so they are a good choice for hot, dry climates.

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What does Lagerstroemia indica look like at full maturity?

 

At full maturity, Lagerstroemia indica trees are generally pyramid-shaped with a mottled trunk, a natural shape with green leaves, and large green foliage. They can grow to be anywhere from 20 to 30 feet tall, and they have a spread of about 15 to 25 feet. These trees are relatively fast-growing, so they will reach their full size in a few years. And because they are drought-tolerant, they are a good choice for hot, dry climates. Crepe myrtles are beautiful trees that can add a lot of interest to your landscape. These trees are available in a wide range of colors, and they have an attractive bark that peels away in layers. In late summer to late spring, crepe myrtle trees produce large flower heads that attract bees and butterflies.

 

Are there any concerns I should know about with crepe myrtles?

One problem to be aware of with Lagerstroemia Indica is that they are prone to fungal disease. This fungal disease is called Powdery Mildew and it can cause the leaves of the crepe myrtle to turn yellow and fall off. If you notice any of these symptoms, be sure to contact us for advice on how to treat the problem. Other than that, crepe myrtles are relatively easy to grow and care for.

 

As you can see, crepe myrtle trees are easy to grow, and care for and are a perfect tree for your landscape. With a little bit of TLC, these trees will provide years of enjoyment. So if you are looking for a beautiful tree to add to your landscape, the crepe myrtle is a great option! Thanks for reading, and we hope this blog post was helpful. Happy planting!

 

View our range of Lagerstroemia Indica / Crepe Myrtles below: 

- Lagersroemia Indica 'Zuni'(Pink Flower) 

- Lagerstroemia Indica Natchez (White Flowers)

-  Lagerstroemia indica 'Tonto' (Pink Flowers)

- Full range here

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