Purple Crepe Myrtle

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Latin Name- Lagerstroemia Indica Hardy Planting Zone-6-9 Mature Height- 15-25 Width- 10-20 Sun or Shade- Prefers Full Sun to Partial Sun
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Purple Crepe Myrtle - Lagerstroemia indica


You can enjoy a display of gorgeous royal purple blooms in large clusters at the tips of its branches. The trees grow much like a tall shrub with top spreading growth but can also be pruned in the early spring into a smaller size. Without pruning, Purple Crape Myrtles mature between 10 and 20 feet in height, have a six to eight foot spread, and are low maintenance and drought tolerant. Throughout the summer and continuing into the fall or until frost appears, you can lovingly gaze upon this ornamental and hardy deciduous shrub or tree with its large and lightly fragrant flower clusters. Hummingbirds, butterflies, and dragonflies will also love your colorful and inviting yard and give you more of nature to view. In the spring, the leaves start out as bronze, then turn into green that lasts through the summer months, and in the fall, turn into brilliant yellows and reds. When the flowers themselves fall, the brown fruit capsules remain and provide another decorative feature. You may also find Mini Crapes between one and four feet high that can be used in hanging baskets, as bonsai, or as ground cover. Dwarf Crape Myrtles grow to between six and ten feet high and are good for adding borders and being privacy hedges.
Purple Crepe Myrtle is known for its vibrant, crepe-papery petals, these plants are just as lovely even when leafless during the winter due to an attractively smooth, grey bark and ornamental branches, offering year-round landscape appeal. As dependable as they are elegant, once established they have excellent heat, humidity, and drought tolerance, so they thrive in warm, sunny climates. These trees should be planted in slightly acidic soil, but are most receptive to all soil types. It is best for the ground to be moist and well drained. Some care should be taken in saline conditions as well as these plants have low salt tolerance.