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Red Crape Myrtle Tree Overview
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Colorful, Hardy Ornamental

The Crape Myrtle is a deciduous small tree or shrub that provides brilliant color all summer long.  Plant one in your ornamental bed or anywhere you’d enjoy an enduring splash of color.
 
The best feature of the Crape Myrtle is certainly the stunning scarlet performance it enacts each year.  Beginning in early summer and continuing into the fall, your Crape Myrtle will dazzle you with its clusters of crimson blossoms that appear as fiery plumes at the tips of its branches. 

The crepe-like flowers are delicate and robust at the same time, and sure to turn the heads of any passer-by.
 
Crape Myrtle grows 8-16 feet in height with an 6-8 foot 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 fruits begin as a green capsule that eventually turns black and often remains on the bare branches into winter, giving your Crape Myrtle the delightful appearance of a decorated tree.
 
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

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Red Crape Myrtle Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Lagerstroemia indica 'Rubra'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 8 - 16 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Red
Fall Color Yellow