Crape Myrtle Winter Damage?

Answer Crape myrtle is a warm-weather shrub, very common in the South. It is hardy in zones 7 through 9 and is often injured by cold weather toward the northern edge of its range, according to the United ... Read More »

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Varieties of Red Crape Myrtle?

Crape myrtles (Lagerstromemia) that generate red flowers when they bloom are available for your landscaping jobs. According to the United States National Arboretum, crape myrtles flower "most heavi... Read More »

'Crape Myrtle' How to Increase Blooms?

Crape myrtle bushes and trees produce a striking bark that can be enjoyed all year long. But for flower lovers, the summer blooming season is the most enjoyable. Crape myrtle flowers form on new gr... Read More »

How do I care for a crape myrtle plant?

PlantingPlant crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) in full sunlight and well-drained soil. If the soil doesn't drain well or is clay-based, dig in at least 6 inches of organic material such as finel... Read More »

The Best Fertilizers for Dwarf Crape Myrtle?

Crape myrtles are much-loved flowering trees favored for their brilliant summer color. Coming in a variety of colors, crape myrtles also come in many sizes. Dwarf crape myrtles, growing a fraction ... Read More »