Crape Myrtles are thrive on the heat Here in the Central Valley. While most think of Crape Myrtles as a large growing tree, there are many new varieties that are smaller growing and with fantastic, new characteristics!

 

Some larger growing varieties are:

  • Catawba – Medium purple flower, Orange-red fall color, grows 15-18′ tall by 15-18′ wide
  • Tuscarora – Dark pink flowers, Orange-red fall color, 15-20′ tall by 15-20′ wide
  • Zuni – Dark lavender flowers, Orange-red fall color, grow 9’T by 8’W
  • Dynamite – Cherry red flowers, Orange fall color, grows 15-18′ tall by 15-18′ wide
  • Natchez – White flowers, Orange-red fall color, grows 20′ tall and wide

 

Newer varieties that grow less than 15′ tall

These varieties make great screening shrubs, large hedges or multi-stem focal point

Lunar Magic Crape Myrtle
Lunar Magic Crape Myrtle
  • Pink Velour – Bright pink flowers, in summer, High mildew resistance, Deep wine colored foliage, grows 12′ tall by wide
  • Moonlight Magic – Purple-maroon foliage with white flowers, Upright grow habit lends itself to tree status, Good leaf spot and mildew resistance, grows 8-12′ tall by 4-6′ wide
  • Ruffled Red Magic – Carnation like glowing red flowers, Orange red fall color, Compact upright growth habit with dense branching, grow 10′ tall by 8′ wide
  • Sunset Magic – Large brilliant red flower heads against dark foliage, Deep black purple leaves hold color well, Problem free alternative to purple leaf plum, grow 5-10′ tall by 4-8′ wide
  • Moonlight Magic – Purple-maroon foliage with white flowers, prone to powdery mildew so it is great for hot, dry areas, Upright grow habit lends itself to tree status, grows 8-12′ tall by 4-6′ wide
  • Lunar Magic – Dark purple foliage with white flowers, resistant to powdery mildew,¬†grows 6-10′ tall by 4-8′ wide
  • Plum Magic – Fuchsia pink flowers throughout summer, New foliage is purple and matures to a dark green, grows 6-10′ tall and wide
  • Coral Magic – Coral colored flowers in summer, Dense shrub with beautifully rounded form, Excellent resistance to leaf spot and powdery mildew, grows 6-10′ tall and wide
  • Purple Magic – Early summer bloomer with dark purple flowers, Reddish new growth maturing to glossy green, Highly resistant to leaf spot and powdery mildew, grows 6-10′ tall and wide

 

Newer varieties that grow less than 8′ tall

Midnight Magic Crape Myrtle
Midnight Magic Crape Myrtle
Raspberry Bellini Crape Myrtle
Raspberry Bellini Crape Myrtle
Berry Dazzle Crape Myrtle
Berry Dazzle Crape Myrtle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Petite Pinkie – Clear pink flowers, Dwarf-upright shrub, grows 5′ tall x 4′ wide
  • Petite Embers – Profusion rose-red flower, Dwarf-upright shrub, grows 5′ tall x 4′ wide
  • Petite Snow – Profusion of snow white flowers, Dwarf-upright shrub, grows 5′ tall x 4′ wide
  • Petite Orchid – Light purple flowers, Dwarf-upright shrub, grows 5′ tall x 4′ wide
  • Midnight Magic – Purple-maroon foliage with dark pink flowers, Rounded compact growth habit, Good leaf spot and mildew resistance, grows 4-6′ tall and wide
  • Enduring Summer Red – Early flowering + reblooming scarlet red, flowers. Glossy red then dark green foliage, Resists powdery mildew and heat, 4′-5′ tall and wide
  • Berry Dazzle – Brilliant fuchsia-purple blooms early summer, Great compact border plant or landscape accent, Performs well in containers, grows 3-4′ tall and wide
  • Raspberry Bellini – Deep raspberry-pink blooms set against rich, green foliage. Low, compact, mounded shrub. Early bloomer. Resists powdery mildew, grows 3-4′ tall and wide
  • Cherry Dazzle – Brilliant red flowers, green foliage, unique compact growth habit, red-purple foliage in fall, grows 2-3′ tall and wide