Pink Crepe Myrtle
- Latin Name- Lagerstroemia Hardy Planting Zone- 6-9 Mature Height- 15-25 ft Width- 5-10 ft Sun or Shade- Partial Shade
Pink Crepe Myrtle Shrub
Pink Crepe Myrtle tree is fantastic and brings lots of bright and brilliant color to all gardens and lawns when they are in bloom. They grow best when planted in climate zones six through nine and also is called Lagerstroemia by the botanical name. They do great when planted in sandy and clay soils and to grow in moist and well-drained soil conditions. They thrive when grown in full sunlight and partially shaded locations. This plant brings lots of small wildlife to areas also such as bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. They have beautiful pink blooms that are in clusters at the ends of the limbs and are very bright and vivid when in bloom. They look amazing added to gardens and natural areas as ornamental trees. The trunks of these trees peel and become very smooth in texture as they grow and have a unique look about them. These trees are simple to build and take very little care and maintenance from the homeowner or gardener. They look great when several of them are planted together to create a beautiful natural border for lawns and landscapes. They also seem fantastic when used to line long walkways and driveways. Brightly colored perennials can also be added around the bottoms of these beautiful trees to provide extra color as they bloom. Daffodils work great added around these trees and are also a great touch to add more curb appeal to a home. Lagerstroemia, more commonly called Crape or Crepe Myrtle Tree, is a division of almost fifty different related species originating in the Indian subcontinent, Asia, and Australia. It is now fashionable in the garden and private collections in most warm regions around the world, especially the American south.The large, gorgeous flowers, most popular in deep layered pink, blossom from summer to autumn. They can also appear in almost every possible color shade from purple to white, except for blue. The tapered leaves usually measure about two to eight inches (five to twenty centimeters) long, providing a simple backdrop for the intricate blossom.