Crepe Myrtles: A Southern Staple

Crepe Myrtle is a favorite in the Southeast, and it’s easy to see why! This plant produces stunning blooms all summer long and thrives in both heat and drought. Even in winter, its bark adds a unique touch to any landscape.

Tonto - Crepe Myrtle with stunning red flowers

You’ll definitely find a Crepe Myrtle that’s perfect for your yard. These versatile shrubs come in all shapes and sizes, from dwarf varieties under four feet to tree-sized ones that can grow over twenty feet tall.

Start by considering how much space you have and what flower color you prefer. It’s also a good idea to choose a disease-resistant variety that does well in our area.

For smaller spaces, try something compact. ‘Tonto’ creates a 10-foot tree with stunning red flowers. Read more about the “Tonto” and other types of Crepe Myrtles  ‘Acoma’ is a white-flowering variety with lovely weeping branches and grows just over 10 feet tall. It’s also resistant to powdery mildew.

Crepe Myrtles for compact spaces. Tonto with red flowers. Acoma with white flowers
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