Crape Myrtle (Crepe Myrtle) Lagerstroemia indica has been hybridized with Lagerstroemia fauriei or Lagerstroemia speciosa by the United States Arboretum to grow outstanding Crape Myrtle (Crepe Myrtle) hybrids. Crape myrtles may be planted as a bush, hedge, or specimen tree in landscapes. The flowering period of crape myrtle trees can last for 120 days.
Pruning crape myrtles increases blooming on new stems. Crape myrtle trees and plants are easy to plant and grow, and they range in size from a dwarf 1.5 foot tall bush to giant tree crape myrtles up to 40 feet tall.