These plants are some of the best for summer color. For decades I haven’t sold them because I understood they were only southern plants, yet our horticultural industry hybridized many to tolerate the cold weather we have here. There are LOTS of colors and foliage types.
This is the reddest red of any shrub I’ve ever seen.
This variety is a great looking plant. Flowers so plentiful, you can barely see the leaves. Flowers forever!
Crepe myrtle plants need at least five hours full sun per day in the summer in order to get enough energy out of the sun to maintain health and flower properly. Good soil is a must, as is mulch, and fertilizer. Water during droughts for best flowering. I’ve seen six foot crepe myrtles (across the street from duchess in Monroe. It must have been there for ten or fifteen years.
One might say that it doesn’t matter if they flower because the foliage alone is stunning.