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Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia)


Crape Myrtle


The Crape Myrtle trees grown at Moon Valley Nurseries are superior thanks to mildew resistance. As a US National Arboretum introduction, our custom grown, mildew resistant Crape Myrtle Lagerstroemia offers year-round interest and beauty.

Drought tolerant, Crape Myrtle craves the heat and may bloom with large clusters of delicate flowers. When the hot weather arrives, expect late spring and summer colors to decorate your landscape with shades of red, white, purple and pink. Crape Myrtle Lagerstroemia is just as colorful in the fall as it is in the summer. Fall colors such as golden, orange and red are sure to complement any yard and landscape. This small-to-medium-sized tree looks good even when bare, revealing a handsome outline and smooth, spotted gray to light brown bark that may shed to reveal a pinkish, inner bark. Use landscape lighting to highlight the beautiful multi-trunk structure.

The cold hardy Crape Myrtle prefers full sun, though it tolerates partial shade just fine. A longtime favorite plant for use in many landscape styles, Crape Myrtle grows at a slow to moderate rate up to 15-feet high, spreading up to 8 to 12 feet. Moon Valley Nurseries offers mature trees that have been nurtured by our nursery professionals. The plants usually take on a vase shape with shiny, bright green leaves. It is a versatile drought tolerant plant that combines well with other plants in any type of garden, so feel free to plant Crape Myrtle anywhere on your landscape for instant beauty and appeal.

It is easy to see why Crape Myrtle is such a popular plant for dry climates and landscape styles. You can plant this attractive Lagerstroemia plant any time, with annual to occasional maintenance required. Moon Valley Nurseries Crape Myrtle specimens offer mildew resistance and year-round beauty - perfect for Southwestern landscapes and sure to be a colorful addition to any garden and landscape design.

We only grow the best varieties for our area:

  • Dynamite Crape Myrtle
  • Natchez Crape Myrtle
  • Muskogee Crape Myrtle
  • Tuscarora Crape Myrtle
  • Tuskegee Crape Myrtle
  • Catawba Crape Myrtle


Extremely long and reliable bloom cycles

Ornamental small to medium size tree works well anywhere

Very colorful blooms from spring through fall

Drought tolerant