The Crape Myrtle Tree is a Must Have for Any Landscape!
Crape Myrtles are well known as a staple to any colorful landscape. The huge spikes of white, pink, purple or red last for months during the summer. By the time fall arrives, the leaves of the Crape Myrtle turn from deep green to brilliant orange or red. Finally, the peeling bark in winter gives this plant a distinctive detail that is not commonly witnessed in other plants.
Grows in almost any Soil & drought resistant!
The Crape Myrtle is known for its ability to grow nearly anywhere in the south. Today, there is a Crape Myrtle capable of filling nearly any landscape need. Smaller, more compact plants like the Cherry Dazzle Crape Myrtle or the Ruby Dazzle Crape Myrtle are a fabulous choice for container gardening, borders or simple accents to blend with other shrubs.
If you are looking for a larger plant, the Muskogee Crape Myrtle or the Dynamite Crape Myrtle will surely provide a wonderful accent to your landscape. The brilliant colors, long bloom period and ease of maintenance required for this plant are unbeatable. With heights of up to 25 feet and widths of 20 feet, this tree will certainly provide an ample burst of color to your landscape.
The Perfect Accent for Any Home!
Enjoy endless summer blooms with crepe myrtle trees planted around your yard. Clouds of huge vibrant blooms that just keep popping open for months on end. The beauty of these easy to grow specimen trees is not just in their flowers. Crape myrtle trees are very drought tolerant once established and low maintenance.
Our selection of crape myrtles is one of the finest around. We have the best lavender crape myrtle, the mighty Muskogee crape myrtle from the National Arboretum breeding program. You’ll love our tough, but beautiful blooming Tonto crape myrtle trees and Arapaho crape myrtle trees. For drop-dead red you will want the fabulous Dynamite Crepe Myrtle. Pink Velour Crepe Myrtle Tree adds elegant burgundy foliage under bright blooms.
All crepe myrtle trees offered at Brighter Blooms must meet strict selection requirements. Ours are proven highly pest and disease resistant. We want our customers to enjoy beauty without hard labor. Your new crape myrtles will arrive well rooted and ready to create impact in your landscape.
A brief history of the Crape Myrtle
Crape Myrtles are native to northern Australia, Southeast Asia and India. It was first introduced in Europe, but the plant failed to impress without its signature blooms. It wasn’t until 1790, when Andre Michaux, a French botanist, introduced the plant to South Carolina that the true beauty of the Crape Myrtle was finally realized. The warmer climate of South Carolina encouraged the plant to fully bloom.