How to Prune a Crape Myrtle Tree

Successful Pruning Tips For A Crepe Myrtle Tree

The dormant season is the perfect time to trim your crape myrtle trees. Dormancy means when there are no leaves on the tree, in the cold season. Trim the limbs back to the healthiest junction of where the branches meet on the tree trunk. To prevent "crape murder" never trim all the branches the same length. Slighty prune them to keep their size and height in early winter season to keep them from getting too large. 

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Natchez White Crape Myrtle

Red Crape Myrtle

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Dreaming of vibrant summer flower color? Seeking stunning, low-maintenance crape myrtle trees. guaranteed to thrive in Tennessee’s heat while attracting pollinators? As the state’s leading crape myrtle nursery focused exclusively on Southern varieties for over 30 years, TN Nursery offers rare insider guidance so you can plant premium crape myrtles precisely matched to your landscape needs and regional environment – no frustrating trial and error required! 

Diverse Flowering Crape Myrtle Trees For Sale - Selection Optimized for Tennessee Gardens

Ranging from dwarf patio containers to 40-foot towering specimen trees, the crape myrtle offerings within our 100-acre nursery lead the state in terms of climate-matched selection, disease resilience, flower power, and form diversity, including:  

  • Compact crape myrtles are perfect for accenting entries without outgrowing small plots 
  • Improved hybrid varieties like Basham’s Party Pink bred specifically for lush blooms across Tennessee summers   
  • Standard mid-sized varieties bringing vibrant color to backyard borders and garden beds  
  • Towering tree forms ideal for providing summer shade while attracting hummingbirds
  • Unique leaf textures, fall colors, and multi-colored blooms perfect for garden focal points

With stock spanning across all dimensions and uses – let our experts recommend perfect crape myrtle additions to fulfill your specific garden goals!

Crape Myrtle Trees for Sale Optimized to Thrive in Tennessee Soils & Climate

All of the crape myrtle trees and shrubs within our inventory are propagated and nurtured onsite and then allowed to acclimate in Tennessee soils optimized specifically for prolific summer flowering, disease resistance, and peak garden beauty across seasons.  

Leveraging 50+ years of insider perspective into Tennessee's variable humidity, drought patterns, soil nutrition, and other environmental factors influencing crape myrtle vigor and resilience, our experts hand-select only the very best locally-adapted plants as parent stock when introducing new improved additions to inventory.  

You’ll enjoy reliable all-summer blooms with less intensive care compared to imported nursery stock. And have confidence your crape myrtle selections withstand Midstate-specific climate, fungal, and soil condition issues!

Passionate Care for Gorgeous Flowering Crape Myrtles

At TN Nursery, sharing our love of vibrant crape myrtles motivates everything we do. Expect precise propagation and care practices developed through Middle Tennessee-specific trials to yield:  

  • Ideal pruning timings and structural training for maximizing summer flower production  
  • Integrated pest solutions minimizing Asian ambrosia beetles without sacrificing floral displays
  • Custom soil nutrition amendments optimized to prevent leaf spotting 
  • Multi-season interest through fall foliage and winter form to complement prolific blooms  
  • Ongoing soil improvements and preventatives enhancing disease resistance  

Our passion culminates in peak-performing crape myrtle trees and shrubs, allowing you to sustainably infuse vibrant flower color into your garden year after year!  

Connect With TN Nursery’s Crape Myrtle Specialists 

Contact our team anytime online or at 931-692-4252 to discuss finding crape myrtles guaranteed to deliver unmatched beauty and low-maintenance enjoyment perfectly suited to your precise Zone 6 or 7 micro-climate. We look forward to helping you select regional superstar varieties!

Natchez Crepe Myrtle - TN Nursery

Natchez Crepe Myrtle

Natchez Crepe Myrtle is a tall, deciduous shrub or small tree with pristine white flowers, smooth, exfoliating bark, and attractive foliage. It is a popular choice for ornamental landscaping and offers many benefits when integrated into landscaping designs, making it a highly sought-after choice for enhancing outdoor spaces. It has everything from stunning flower clusters to a beautiful curb appeal. Once it blooms, you can enjoy having elegant flowers for the entire summer. The flowers are so dense that it looks like the tree is covered in snow. You don't have to search any further for a garden favorite that you are sure to please. Natchez Crepe Myrtle Is a Lovely Focal Point Some plants were made to blend into the background, but not this tree. You can't go wrong with this option if you want a focal point for your yard. The lush green leaves look beautiful for most of the year. When autumn hits, this tree turns fiery red and orange. The leaves and flowers aren’t the only thing that stands out. You'll notice a lovely cinnamon color if you look at the smooth bark. This outer bark peels in the summertime to reveal a beige bark underneath. Natchez Crepe Myrtle Is A Perfect Tree Height While some trees can extend 50 to 80 feet into the sky, this tree is known for attaining a reasonable height. Once it reaches full maturity, it will stand just 20 feet high. This makes it an ideal tree for your garden or backyard. Plus, it is known for proliferating, which means you can plant it and enjoy its height in just a few years. Use Natchez Crepe Myrtle for Long-Lasting Blooms Natchez Crepe Myrtle stands out with its flower blooms. Many perennial plants only bloom for a couple of months or less, but this tiny tree blooms for up to five months a year. The tree produces white flowers that grow in lovely clusters in spring and summer. When the blooms stop, it is time for autumn and stunning red-orange leaves. When you start working on your landscaping, you want it to look fabulous immediately. Natchez Crepe Myrtle can help because of its speedy growth. Gardeners can expect this plant to grow 3 to 5 feet a year until it reaches maturity. This means it only takes a year or two for the plant to start looking like a tree after you purchase it from a plant nursery. Before long, you can relax under the shade of the green foliage and enjoy its white flowers.

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Red Crepe Myrtle - TN Nursery

Red Crepe Myrtle

Red Crepe Myrtle has clusters of rose flowers that provide a burst of shade to the landscape and draw pollinators such as butterflies and bees, promoting a healthy ecosystem. As the seasons change, the plant's foliage transitions from green to shades of orange and rose, adding further visual interest. Red Crepe Myrtle is a distinctive, deciduous tree that is often easy to identify thanks to its individualized and captivating aesthetics. While they are available in a variety of flower colors, the crimson blooms stand apart with stunning flair. The tree thrives in areas ranging from the Arizona desert to the coastal Atlantic states from Florida to Massachusetts. Why should you consider planting this tree in your yard? Bring Pollinators to Your Yard With Red Crepe Myrtle It emits fragrant tree sap. This sap, as well as the blooms, draws bees and roughly 30 other insect species to your yard. These beneficial insects act as pollinators for the other plants in your garden. In addition, beautiful birds are drawn to both the tree and the insects that are attracted to it, making the tree a vital part of a healthy ecosystem on your property. While they attract insects, these are generally beneficial insects that feed on other pests. By drawing these useful insects to your yard, you can dramatically and naturally reduce the number of unwanted and harmful bugs that otherwise may thrive in the space.  the High Of The Red Crepe Myrtle They are trees that generally have multiple trunks that fan outward. While there are different varieties of these trees that grow to different heights, they generally reach 10 to 20 feet tall with wide branch coverage that spans 15 feet. The trees grow up to three feet each year, making them well-suited for bolstering privacy. While the trees look lovely standing in the middle of a yard, many people choose to grow them along a fence line to take advantage of their foliage. The Unique Bark of The Red Crepe Myrtle Red Crepe Myrtle has smooth bark that is usually pinkish-gray. The green leaves are typically small and oval-shaped, and they turn gorgeous shades of orange and yellow in the fall before falling off for the winter. The petals have a crimped look that makes the flowers look full. The yellow centers stand beautifully apart from the crimson petals.

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Pink Crepe Myrtle - TN Nursery

Pink Crepe Myrtle

Pink Crepe Myrtle is a deciduous shrub or small tree with vibrant, pink crepe-paper-like flowers and smooth, cinnamon-colored bark. It is often used for ornamental landscaping. Its captivating beauty and versatile characteristics offer many advantages when incorporated into landscaping endeavors. Its unique attributes provide a harmonious blend of aesthetic, ecological, and practical benefits, making it a cherished choice among landscape designers and homeowners. Thanks to its large, colorful blooms and standout look, the pink crepe myrtle is a beautiful addition to any yard. This deciduous tree grows well in various conditions, making it well-suited for enhancing aesthetics in many yards. If you plant this distinctive tree in your yard, you can enjoy several exciting benefits. What are these benefits? Vibrant Colors Of The Pink Crepe Myrtle Its long-lasting blooms cover most of the surface area of the leafy branches, which can grow up to 15 feet in diameter, making this colorful tree a focal point in the yard. The flowers' colors range from baby rose to fuchsia, carnation, and hot and rosy shades. In addition, the slightly rounded leaves are deep green, and the bark has a pinkish-gray hue. The bark is generally smooth and mottled, which adds to its fascinating look. Enhance Pollination With The Pink Crepe Myrtle Many types of plants rely on pollinating insects and birds. The flowers on this tree have a strong fragrance. In addition, the bark emits sap, and these two elements combine to attract up to 30 pollinator species to the yard. Pollinators are beneficial insects and birds that have a solid impact on the overall health of your yard’s small ecosystem. Many birds and insects drawn to these trees are beneficial in other ways. For example, these bugs and birds often feast on the various damaging pests in a yard. By managing the population of unwanted pests, your plants can enjoy an overall healthier environment. More Privacy Is Available With Pink Crepe Myrtle Many homes are built close to each other, allowing direct views from the windows and porches of one house to those of another. This lack of privacy erodes the comfortable living experience in the home. Pink Crepe Myrtle trees often grow up to 20 feet tall and have dense, bushy branches. When the tree is in full bloom, it may be impossible to see through the flowers and branches. Because the tree grows well above the height of a privacy fence, privacy reaches a new level.

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Muskogee Crepe Myrtle - TN Nursery

Muskogee Crepe Myrtle

Muskogee Crepe Myrtle is a striking deciduous shrub or small tree with vibrant lavender-pink flowers and smooth, cinnamon-colored bark. It adds a burst of color and elegance to gardens and landscapes. This famous ornamental tree offers many benefits when incorporated into landscaping designs. With its stunning visual appeal, adaptability, and ease of maintenance, it has become a favored choice for many landscapers and homeowners alike.  Muskogee Crepe Myrtle Is A Great Choice For Homeowners  The Muskogee Crepe Myrtle is an excellent choice for homeowners who want to add interest, texture, and color to their landscape. Each tree has smooth, brown stems that fan out into a vase shape. The branches contain even rows of oval leaves in a beautiful deep green shade. These attractive colors and textures become even more exciting when this tree blooms with lavender flowers. Its vibrant look will surely draw the eye wherever you plant this beautiful tree. Starting in spring, these trees begin to produce cone-shaped bunches of flowers. Each flower cluster consists of several small, individual, pinkish-purple petals with a crinkled appearance similar to tissue paper. After going through their flowering season, these trees produce clumps of berries that add even more visual interest to the tree. Clumps of small, round berries on the end of each branch gradually transform from shiny, green berries to brown, serrated seed pods. This tree's flowering and berry-producing seasons can last several months because it produces new flowers regularly. Explore the Many Ways to Garden With Muskogee Crepe Myrtle These trees have endless purposes throughout the landscape. A tidy row of them can be a lovely way to border a walkway or fill in narrow strips of land. Standalone versions can be a focal point on a lawn and look great, bordered with other flowers or decorative grasses. You can even use clusters of these trees to create a hedge that provides privacy and shade. The Versatile and Appealing Shape of Muskogee Crepe Myrtle Muskogee Crepe Myrtle comes in many shapes and sizes. Some landscapers keep it as a compact bush, while others let it soar to 30 feet or more. Those who prefer a classic tree shape can choose a single-trunk variant, while people who like a denser look can select a multi-stem style. Whatever its height and branch arrangement, this tree's crown tends to spread out into a horizontal, oval shape with densely packed leaves and branches.

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