Crapemyrtles

The best time to dig crapemyrtles is when they begin to grow in the spring. They dig exceptionally well “in leaf”. Crapemyrtles cannot be dug reliably in dormancy. Natchez & Miami are among the most risky. In winter, we suggest using either container crapemyrtles or B & B trees that were dug in summer, hardened off, and stored in mulch.

Note: In our “Availability”, multi-stem crapemyrtles and other trees are listed by height, single-stem trees are listed by caliper. Our multi-stem crapemyrtles are pruned to have 3 to 5 equal trunks. *Red Rocket® is an improved Dynamite (in our opinion).

Click on cultivar names for crapemyrtle pictures and descriptions in a slide show.

MATURE HEIGHT 3-5 FEET

CultivarFlowersHabit
Cherry Dazzlecherry redcompact mounded shrub
Diamond Dazzlewhitemounded shrub
Pocomokedeep rose-pinkcompact mounded

MATURE HEIGHT 6-12 FEET

CultivarFlowersHabit
Acoma whitesemi-pendulous, wider than tall
Delta Jazzpinkupright, width 50% of height
Hopimedium pinkrounded shrub, width equal to height
Moonlight Magicwhiteupright, width 50% of height
Pink Velour neon pinkvase, width ~ 60% of height
Tontofuchsiaglobose, height equal to width
Zunidark lavenderspreading, width nearly equal height

MATURE HEIGHT 13-20 FEET

CultivarFlowersHabit
Apalacheelight lavendervase shaped
Arapaho redvase shaped, width ~60% of height
Catawba purpleglobose, slightly taller than wide
Lipan medium lavenderwide vase, width equal to height
Red Rocket cherry redupright vase, width ~65% of height
Siouxbubblegum pinkvase shaped, width 70-75% of height

MATURE HEIGHT 21 FEET +

CultivarFlowersHabit
Biloxipale pinkupright vase, width 60-65% of height
High Cottonwhitevase shaped, width 70-75% of height
Miamidark coral pinkvase shaped, width 65% of height
Muskogeelight lavenderwide vase, width 70-75% of height
Natchez whitewide arching, width equal to height
Sarah's FavoritewhiteUpright
Townhouse white broadvase, width 75% of height
Tuscarora dark coral pinkvase shaped, width 80% of height
Tuskegeewatermelon redbroad spreading, wider than tall
Twilightpurplebroad upright