Red Crepe Myrtle

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Height At Maturity
Over 20 Feet
Planting Zones 6-9
November Through April
Full Sun, Sun And Shade,
Full Sun, Sun And Shade,
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Flower Gardens And Beds, Flowering, Border Plants,
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Red Crepe Myrtle Description

Red Crepe Myrtle 

Red Crape Myrtle lights up your garden with gorgeous clusters of bright red blooms all summer. This sensational tree is renowned for its delicate peeling bark, showy flowers, tolerant soil conditions, and rapid growth. The petals of these flowering trees are crumpled like crepe paper, making them look more elegant. The vibrant blooms of the shrubs make them attractive to the flutter of butterflies and the charm of hummingbirds throughout the summer days. The growth rate of these fantastic red flowers makes them most attractive to buyers. These trees can grow more than a foot in height within just a few weeks.

Moreover, the mesmerizing red trees give out a 6" to 12" cluster of dynamite floors that can add curb appeal to your garden for several weeks and even months.

 Red Crepe Myrtles Bloom Near The End of Summer

These are woody plants, including evergreen yet deciduous varieties, and the size ranges from dwarfs to 100-foot trees. The tree's gray bark exfoliates, showing a smooth, under bark ranging from brown to gray. As the tree grows, its branches will droop. Low branches are often thinned to show off the form and color of the trunk. Pruning can significantly reduce a plant's hardiness, so it is best to complete it by early August. When young, it requires plenty of moisture. Once established, it can tolerate drought, is heat resistant, disease-resistant, and grows well in confined soil spaces. You can pinch new growth to increase the number of flowers and branches during the growing season.

The soil needed for its development can be slightly acidic to alkaline (5.0 to 6.5 pH). The beautiful red tree is the true lover of heat and the sun. Eight hours of sun per day and 45 minutes of watering using a soaker hose are ideal for the plant's root system. For best growth, use light fertilization; heavy fertilization can cause foliage to reduce flower production. A light application of complete fertilizer after the leaves appears in early spring and summer is adequate. For the perfect deep red color, you're needed to do utmost care in the early days of growth.

In addition, you can design a great privacy screen for your home or patio by planting a curved bed of shrubs in groups of 3, 5, or 7. You would fall for the shrubs planted in groups as they would light your events and backyard overnight parties.

Red Crepe Myrtle Tree will light up your summer mornings and spring evenings with this natural artistry in your garden

These low-maintenance shrubs are a favorite among home gardeners who want to bring a dramatic pop of color into their yard. While there are several varieties available in many different colors, the red shrub is a favorite choice for those who want a beautiful tree that is hardy and low-maintenance. This shrub is a fixture in the southern states but is recommended for growth in USDA hardiness zones 6 to 10. It was named for its flowers' wavy, crepe-like appearance that blooms in early spring and continues throughout the summer in most areas. However, the bark of this tree is just as appealing as the flowers it produces.

The bark can be light brown, orange, cream, or cinnamon-colored, where it gets an appeal all its own. These shrubs are drought tolerant. It is a hardy plant, making it popular among home gardeners and commercial landscape designers. It is resistant to high heat and tolerant of drought weather conditions. The shrub can be purchased balled and burlap or bare root. It can also be transplanted from containers. They prefer loamy soils but can adapt to most soil types, except excessively wet soil.

They produce blooms without fertilizer but flourish with regular fertilizer applications. Versatility is one of the most attractive traits of the crepe myrtle. Because of its dramatic colors, the red shrub is often placed along driveways or around decks. It also makes a lovely specimen tree in any yard or garden. When used as a shrub, they can be used as borders or around entrances. Dwarf varieties can be used as a ground cover for an unusual visual effect that adds appeal.

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Reviews (4)

  • 4
    It's still too early to tell

    Posted by Kyrielathra Kanaby on May 11, 2022

    The tree was packaged really nice. When I got it, it had buds on it and they are still there. I'm making sure to give it water at in the evening. But, again it's still to early to tell. High hopes for it though.

  • 4
    Red crape myrtle

    Posted by Clara Bailey on Jan 23, 2022

    I watched and observed this shrub grow tall. An amazing shrub that gives a good outcome in your landscape.

  • 5
    red crepe myrtle

    Posted by rod garrett on May 01, 2022

    I finally ordered a crepe myrtle, that has lived !

  • 5

    Posted by Mark Theodore on Jan 05, 2022

    I bought 10 and planted them up my driveway they are beautiful.


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.

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Ships November through April

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