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Purple Crape Myrtle

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Purple Blooms All Summer Long


The Crape Myrtle is a deciduous shrub that provides delightful purple color all summer long.  Plant one in your ornamental bed or anywhere you’d enjoy enduring color.
 
The best feature of the Crape Myrtle is certainly the impressive purple display it enacts each year.  Beginning in early summer and continuing into the fall, your Crape Myrtle will dazzle you with its purple blossoms that appear in large clusters at the tips of its branches. 


Hummingbirds, dragonflies and butterflies will love your yard, but you won’t have to worry about deer having the same interest.  When the crepe-like flowers fall, the brown capsules of the fruit remain, providing another decorative feature of the plant. 
 
Crape Myrtle grows 10-20 feet in height with an 8-10 feet spread.  It won’t give you any trouble if you chose to prune it to a small shape, and it’s drought tolerant and quite hardy.  You’ll love how the Crape Myrtle seems to be always awash in color. 


Even the leaves start out as a charming bronze in the spring.  They then transition into a verdant green that endures throughout the summer months.  When fall arrives your Myrtle will once again immerse itself in color as its leaves transform into brilliant reds and yellows. 
 
The Crape Myrtle has something to offer whatever the season, and it will certainly offer you enjoyment for years to come.


* Year round color
* Hardy

 

Plant Facts

Family Lagerstroemia indica 'Purpurea'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 10 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 6-10
Mature Form Upright
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Fall Color Yellow
Bloom Period Summer

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