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Why Crape Myrtles Take the Stage This Summer

A Popular Choice for Good Reason

Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica), gets its name from the abundant spires of crepe-like flowers that it bears in the warm, summer months. These showy flowers combined with attractive bark, beautiful fall foliage, water-wise properties and high durability have made Crape Myrtles a popular choice within Northern California landscapes.

Native to South East Asia, Australia, Oceania and the Indian sub-continent, Crape Myrtles are perfect candidates for the dry, hot regions of Northern California. Known to some as “living bouquets,” their floral tufts range in color from soft lavender to vivacious red and many shades in between. The Crape Myrtle comes in a wide variety of sizes and is available as a tree or shrub. Gardeners may choose from a dwarf that can remain as small as 5’ to a tree that can reach up to 30’ high.

Our Top-Picks This Season

Check out our selection of sizes and varieties. Feel free to stop by any of our locations and we can help you find the perfect Crape Myrtle to fit your landscape.

These popular varieties of Crape Myrtle have won the hearts of many gardeners and landscapers alike, making them our top-picks of the season.

Crape Myrtles

Check out our selection of sizes and varieties. Feel free to stop by any of our locations and we can help you find the perfect Crape Myrtle to fit your landscape.

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