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GreatMyrtle™ Cherry Delight Crape Myrtle Shrub

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GreatMyrtle™ Cherry Delight Crape Myrtle Shrub

Grow one of the best compact Crape Myrtles with GreatMyrtle Cherry Delight Crape Myrtle shrubs from NatureHills.com! Early flowering and cold hardy to Zone 5.

  • First Zone-5 Hardy Crepe Myrtle!
  • Earliest Crape Myrtle to Start Blooming
  • Incredible Extended Season of Bloom from June to Frost
  • Perfect "Thriller" for Patio Container Gardens
  • Petite Natural Dwarf
  • Excellent Low Hedge and Edging Shrub
  • Well Mounded and Densely Branched
  • Very Little Maintenance or Pruning Required

Vibrant, unrestrained cherry-red colored blossoms cover the well mounded, umbrella shaped canopy of a spectacular new Crape Myrtle. GreatMyrtle™ Cherry Delight Crape Myrtle Shrub (Lagerstroemia x 'Cherry Delight') will rock your world all summer long!

This modern marvel stays small and shapely...with wildly showy blooms that deliver a powerful impact! Use it as a showpiece in a high-profile area for visual interest all season-long.

Go ahead and answer all your garden guests' questions about this fantastic shrub-form Crape Myrtle. NatureHills.com is thrilled to offer this groundbreaking new series of Crape Myrtle from the breeders at GardenGenetics®.

Watch this innovative new plant bloom in your garden or on your patio all summer long. Starting much earlier in the season than other Crape Myrtles, Cherry Delight develops a vivid display of frilly blooms held high above the mounded outline.

Don't worry about splurging on this Zones 5b...as the roots will remain hardy. Consider Cherry Delight to behave as a perennial, with new growth emerging from the roots each spring.

Great for use in the garden in USDA Zone 6 or warmer. It's perfect in planters as a patio accent!

Fill your outdoor entertainment areas with a lavish explosion of flowers. Butterflies will be delighted by the cherry on top, too!

Buy GreatMyrtle™ Cherry Delight Crape Mrytle at NatureHills.com today! We'll ship your plants when the time is right for planting in your area.

How to Use GreatMyrtle™ Cherry Delight Crape Myrtle Shrub in the Landscape

Live large with the cherry-red shades of this dynamic small shrub. Why not choose to include it in a brightly tropical theme garden?

Play with texture and form with Heavenly Bamboo shrubs, Canna perennials and Elephant Ear bulbs. Develop your own exotic getaway steps from your backdoor!

Jazz up a patio or balcony with a lime green resin container planted with GreatMyrtle Cherry Delight Crape Myrtle in the center of the pot. Use your favorite Ajuga as both filler and spiller.

Line your garden border with Lively, sultry, saturated color. Cherry Delight is an excellent foundation and border plant.

Grow them in the ground as a root-hardy, die-back perennial in Zone 5b. This improved line stays strongly compact in Zones 6 - 9.

You'll adore having plenty of material on hand for long-lasting cut flower arrangements. These generous blossoms are so easy to arrange, too!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plant your GreatMyrtle Cherry Delight in full sun for the brightest display. They require at least six hours of sunshine a day.

Well-drained soil is also a must. Elevate your planting in a mound or raised bed if you have soggy or heavy clay soil.

For a plant this special, we highly recommend Nature Hills Root Booster. This symbiotic formula is used during planting for a life-long support of feeder roots.

Give your Cherry Delight Crape Myrtle shrubs a regular schedule of water, especially when they are young. Container-grown plants must have supplemental water regularly.

Mulch over the root zone to keep them cool. Please pull the mulch back away from directly touching the stems.

In Zone 5 and 6, prune off winter damaged stems to ground level in early spring. They'll bounce back to full height over the course of a single season.

Don't miss our limited inventory of a Crape Myrtle known as "one of the best!" We'll run out of these exceptional plants quickly.

Place your order today to lock in your outdoor summer decor. Wild Cherry Delight Crape Myrtle shrubs are so worth it...and so are you!

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 .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters 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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70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

GreatMyrtle™ Cherry Delight Crape Myrtle Shrub Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Lagerstroemia x 'Cherry Delight'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 24 - 30 inches
Mature Spread 24 - 30 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Orange
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No