Red Crepe Myrtle

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Color
Red,
Categories
Shrubs
Bloom Season
Summer,
Height At Maturity
Over 20 Feet
Ships
November Through April
Exposure
Full Sun, Sun And Shade,
Exposure
Full Sun, Sun And Shade,
Usage
Fastest Growing Trees, Deer Resistant, Hedges And Privacy, Flower Gardens And Beds, Flowering, Border Plants,
Usage
Fastest Growing Trees, Deer Resistant, Hedges And Privacy, Flower Gardens And Beds, Flowering, Border Plants,
Usage
Fastest Growing Trees, Deer Resistant, Hedges And Privacy, Flower Gardens And Beds, Flowering, Border Plants,
Usage
Fastest Growing Trees, Deer Resistant, Hedges And Privacy, Flower Gardens And Beds, Flowering, Border Plants,
Usage
Fastest Growing Trees, Deer Resistant, Hedges And Privacy, Flower Gardens And Beds, Flowering, Border Plants,
Usage
Fastest Growing Trees, Deer Resistant, Hedges And Privacy, Flower Gardens And Beds, Flowering, Border Plants,
Zone
6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
6, 7, 8, 9,
grow-zone
Planting Zones 6-9
Categories
Trees
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Reviews (4)

  • 5
    Red Crape Myrtle

    Posted by Bobby Ray Frisbee on Jun 21, 2022

    Love the quality of the plants! Will order again

  • 5
    Red Crape Myrtle

    Posted by Lexi Cooke on Jun 21, 2022

    First time ordering plants and trees for my landscaping business, but I was very pleased with everything

  • 5
    Red Crape Myrtle

    Posted by Azia Weaver on Jun 21, 2022

    The 2 two trees are healthy and beautiful

  • 5
    Red Crape Myrtle

    Posted by Brendan Berry on Jun 21, 2022

    Definitely would place future orders

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Shipping

Shipping Information

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.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

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.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

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.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

Description

Red Crepe Myrtle 

The Red Crepe Myrtle is much planted in states such as Georgia and South Carolina, which offer exceptional growing conditions for this sensational tree species.

This tree's botanical name is Lagerstroemia x Natchez. The Red Crepe Myrtle is widely used in landscaping. A small deciduous shrub or tree, its leaves resemble those of the larger myrtle, Myrtus communis. This tree's flower petals resemble red crepe paper, adding texture and a unique visual appeal to any garden landscape. As with most crepe myrtles, The Red Crepe Myrtle's flowers are its selling point. Grow in striking clusters that last from mid-summer to fall; the blooms yield brownish fruits through the winter.

Care and Maintenance

In the South, Red Crepe Myrtles can grow to 30 feet tall. This tree's leaves turn reddish-orange in fall and bears a reddish-brown bark that peels, similar to birch treesIn colder northern climates, it is best to plant the Red Crepe Myrtle as a shrub. This is because its best flowering display happens during sweltering summers, while it will go dormant in winter. The Red Crepe Myrtle prefers planting in the full sun and well-drained soil. Full sun will prevent mildew. In addition, Red Crepe Myrtles can be planted in groups to form decorative borders or a privacy hedge in your garden landscape.

Considerations

Your Red Crepe Myrtle tree is relatively low maintenance, although it will require some pruning to keep it looking its best. It is best to prune your Red Crepe Myrtle Tree's branches that cross over other components to promote airflow and reduce the possibility of mildew. The best time to prune is at the beginning of spring when new blooms are on the wood. Remove dead flowers throughout the summer and any suckers that may appear on your Red Crepe Myrtle.

This tree attracts aphids, which are best treated with honeydew drops. It also attracts a myriad of butterflies which add to its lovely appeal. Your Red Crepe Myrtle will give you years of fantastic flowering, butterfly watching, and garden appeal.

Red Crepe Myrtle Trees are now available at TN Nursery at a low price with fast shipping.

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