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.
No other plant will bloom as long and spectacularly as the crape myrtle. Crape myrtle plants are perfect plants that will brighten up your garden and add vibrant color to your yard.
Acoma and Natchez are white flowering crape myrtles. Acoma white crape myrtle blooms in June and Natchez white crape myrtle flowers two weeks later. Both Natchez and Acoma crepe myrtle trees have weeping forms resulting from heavy flowers.
The Crape Myrtle Plant can be grown in landscapes as a tree or a bush and easily used as a landscape specimen tree, a small flowering shrub or as a flowering hedge. New hybrid crape myrtle plants will bloom all summer and then continue flowering through the fall in your yard. Ty Ty crape myrtle plants have brightly colored flowers that can rebloom several times in a single season.