Red Crepe Myrtle

Red Crepe Myrtle

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Full Sun
Height At Maturity:
Over 20 Feet
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5-7 Days
Planting Zones 6-9
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Red Crepe Myrtle

Red Crepe Myrtle: TN Nursery customers go wild over the red crepe myrtle--sell hundreds of our multiple colors of crepe myrtles each year.

Red crepe myrtle will bloom during the mid-summer. The hue is a bright pink-red color. Once the blossoms appear, they continue to bloom for four to six weeks.

The species is super easygoing, requiring little help from you once established. Give your sapling some fertilizer and a nice sunny spot, water it every few days, and watch it grow!

Many people mistake the red crepe myrtle for a tree. However, it is a deciduous shrub, despite its twenty to thirty-foot mature height.

America loves the red crepe myrtle! Although it's not a North American native species, it thrives in the warmer USDA growing zones, especially in the southeastern states.

The red crepe myrtle is cold-hardy and heat-hardy, which may explain its prevalence in the upper south, with freezing temperatures in the winter and blistering summers. It's also resistant to pest damage, disease, and mildew.


The Red Crepe Myrtle Is a Real Showstopper


The eye-popping shade of vibrant red appears across the south during the peak summertime heat. That's when enormous clusters of dainty red florets open up, creating the illusion of a single, vast flower.

When left alone, the red crepe myrtle has multiple upright branches that grow into an elegant, shrub-like shape. However, some gardeners will prune it during its first few seasons to encourage it to grow straight and tall to appear like a tree.

The medium-hue green leaves are smallish, around two inches long, glossy, and oval. They are bountiful and create a lush, green canopy to provide a break from the summer sun.

The bark is light in color with a slightly rough texture. It is not entirely smooth, nor is it rough. The bark renews yearly, sloughing away in the late summer and exposing a fresh layer.

Those stunning red crepe myrtle flowers become a blessing for birds: one-inch or smaller brown pods open to release many seeds.


Red Crepe Myrtle Is Attractive to Insects and Feathered Friends


Pollinators find the vivid red blossoms highly attractive. You will likely witness pollinator insects--bees, moths, dragonflies, and butterflies--enjoying the nectar of your red crepe myrtle.

After the worms and insects retire for the winter, birds will seek out your red crepe myrtle, cracking open those pods to enjoy much-needed sustenance.

Order Your Red Crepe Myrtle From TN Nursery Today

TN Nursery provides the healthiest red crepe myrtle shrubs, dug fresh before shipping. Place your order today.




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  • 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.

  • 5
    red crepe myrtle

    Posted by rod garrett on May 01, 2022

    I finally ordered a crepe myrtle, that has lived !

  • 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

    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.

Shipping Dates

Ships November through April