A traditional southern staple, Crape Myrtles are beautiful, flowering trees. From very small to large in size, crape myrtles can be used anywhere in a landscape to bring color and vitality. Admirers love them for their long-lasting colorful blooms, stunning fall colors, unique multi-trunks and delicate, peeling, smooth bark.
Enjoy Crape Myrtles as a showy focal, a colorful hedge, or even mix up varieties and colors for a pretty group planting. Few trees will give you more color for up to 4 months with the unique, treasured look of the crape myrtle.
Crape Myrtle Varieties
The Black Diamond Best Red is an eyecatcher with its black foliage and deep red flowers. It’s also low maintenance, drought, pest and disease resistant! A manageable size that maxes out at 10-12 feet tall and 8 feet wide makes the BD Best Red perfect for rows. But this variety clearly dazzles as a focal or group planting anywhere in the landscape!
Your neighbors will be so jealous when they see your Black Diamond Blush! This new variety stuns with its black foliage and subtle pink kissed blooms. This variety boasts the same perfect size and hardy features as the Best Red.
The deep purple, extended-blooming Catawba is a fantastic choice! This tree stays under 15 feet tall by 12 feet wide. Breath-taking in fall, the leaves transition to a vibrant orange-red.
New, hardy variety Coral Magic is a gorgeous small tree that can easily be maintained as a shrub. It only reaches heights of 6-8 feet and tends toward a nice, round habit. This variety is low maintenance and disease resistant.
Disease and pest resistance, drought tolerance, and bright, deep red blooms make the Dynamite Crape Myrtle a winning choice for the southern yard! This low maintenance tree is one of the larger crapes with a mature height up to 30 feet.
The pretty, Purple Muskogee Crape is great for lining driveways or as a stunning stand alone specimen tree. The Muskogee is a fast grower, growing up to 5 feet a year! With a mature height of 25-30 and width of 20 ft this purple bloomer is majestic. The Muskogee easily blooms 120 days a year!
Fast growing, adaptable, and low maintenance, the Natchez Crape Myrtle, is adored by southern gardeners. The alluring white blooms are a sight to behold...for 110 days!! The Natchez grows to a mature height of about 20 feet and width of 20 feet.
The hot Pink Velour is exquisite with its long lasting deep pink blooms. The fast growing, disease resistant crape is an amazing focal tree at a mature height/width of 8-10 X 10ft.
The Plum Magic is a beautiful small tree that can easily be maintained as a shrub. It only reaches heights of 6-8 feet and tends toward a round shrub-like habit. This hardy variety is low maintenance and disease resistant.
The regal Purple Magic Crape boasts amazing bright, deep purple color! This small, shrub-like tree is low maintenance, adaptable and disease resistant.
Being the reddest variety and suitable for zone 6 the Red Rocket is one of our most popular crapes. Reaching heights of 25 ft and widths of 15 ft, the red rocket is fabulous tree for lining driveways. This variety is disease and pest resistant.
|Type||Flower Color||Bloom Time||Zones||Height (ft)||Width (ft)||Growth Rate|
|Black Diamond Best Red||Red||July to Oct||7 - 10||10 -12||8||1 - 2ft/yr|
|Black Diamond Blush||Light Pink||July to Oct||7 - 10||10 -12||8||1 - 2ft/yr|
|Black Diamond Pure White||White||July to Oct||7 - 9||10 -12||8||1 - 2ft/yr|
|Catawba||Violet Purple||July to Late Sept||7 - 9||15||12||1 - 2ft/yr|
|Coral Magic||Salmon Pink||Late June to July||6 - 9||6 - 8||6 - 8||0.5 - 1ft/yr|
|Dynamite||Cherry Red||Early July to Oct||7 - 9||15 - 25||15||2 - 3ft/yr|
|Muskogee||Lavender||June to Oct||7 - 11||25 - 30||20||3 - 5 ft/yr|
|Natchez||White||June to Oct||7 - 10||20 - 30||20||3 - 5 ft/yr|
|Pink Velour||Deep Pink||Early July to Sept||7 - 10||8 - 10||10||0.5 - 1ft/yr|
|Plum Magic||Pink||Late June to July||6 - 9||6 - 8||6 - 8||0.5 - 1ft/yr|
|Purple Magic||Dark Purple||Late June to July||6 - 9||6 - 8||6 - 8||0.5 - 1ft/yr|
|Red Rocket||Red||July to Oct||6 - 9||20 - 30||15||3 - 5ft/yr|