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Helpful Gardening Tips
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
The tree is commonly found across the southern sections of the United States as a landscaping tree, providing a riot of color in early fall. Brownish to gray bark on a thin to medium trunk peels off to reveal newer bark that's light gray. Glossy green leaves can turn color in fall depending on the variety.
The crepe myrtle is known for its abundant blooms, which look like clusters of ruffles in colors ranging from white to deep purples and reds. A few varieties have either light to medium lavender or bicolor lavender flowers:
Light lavender: Powhatan, Apalachee and Muskogee
Medium lavender: Zuni and Lipan
Bicolor: Conestoga and Yum
Varieties reach less than 10 feet to over 30 feet, some with the corresponding canopy spreads. Canopy shape ranges from round to upright, and some may have branches that hang down. These trees tend to be moderate growers that like full sun and can do with moderate water. You'll often find varieties in drought-prone areas like Southern California and wetter areas like the U.S. Southeast. L. speciosa, specifically, is a tropical tree only and tends to be a fast grower that needs good trimming routines.
Gardeners should note the cold hardiness zones as some varieties are hardier than others. Frosts and freezes can affect foliage appearance. A few varieties may bloom twice during summer, but late summer to fall usually produces the most excellent show.
It would help if you did trimming wisely. Many gardeners cut myrtles to stumps (known as "crepe murder"). Still, late-winter pruning back to a bud or fork -- and removing only a couple of feet to control height -- ensures that the remaining branches are strong enough not to bend under the weight of the floral panicles.