GreatMyrtle™ Cotton Candy Crape Myrtle Shrub

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GreatMyrtle™ Cotton Candy Dwarf Crape Myrtle Shrub

Add happiness to your patio planters with the earliest-flowering Crape Mrytle on the market! Pretty, blush pink flowers start in June and keep coming all the way through the first frost of fall!

Naturally compact, GreatMyrtle™ Cotton Candy Dwarf Crape Myrtle shrub (Lagerstroemia x 'G19235') features fluffy clouds of light pink flower panicle inflorescences. The large trusses are held high above a well-mounded canopy.

You'll adore the cheerful presentation of these showy small shrubs. is excited to grow and sell this new and outstanding GreatMyrtle™ line of plants!

Choose Cotton Candy for a frothy, feminine look! That shell pink hue reflects sunlight in a very becoming manner. Use them in your garden containers for season-long visual impact. Frilly, open blooms entice butterflies to come and visit, too!

No need to worry about a large pruning task with this well-behaved Crape Myrtle shrub. Put your loppers away, and get out your garden snips.

Cotton Candy's floral display is supported by a densely-held, umbrella-shaped canopy. It produces plenty of blooms to cut for bouquets indoors.

Perhaps best of all, now even northern gardeners can enjoy these charming compact Crapes. Root-hardy to USDA Growing Zone 5b and 6, where Cotton Candy behaves like a perennial with annual die-back of stems.

In Zones 7 - 9, you'll reduce the amount of pruning versus traditional Crape Myrtle cultivars. This is a true low hedge that stays knee-high to a grasshopper!

Please move quickly to place your order for our expertly-grown GreatMyrtle™ Cotton Candy Dwarf Crape Myrtle at Reserve one of these popular shrubs for yourself today, and we'll ship them when the time is right for planting in your area.

How to Use GreatMyrtle™ Cotton Candy Dwarf Crape Myrtle Shrub in the Landscape

Create a fantasy patio or balcony with a beautiful backdrop of Cotton Candy. They'll thrive in the ground in Zones 6 - 9 as a low hedge or mass planting in an open, sunny area. The possibilities are nearly endless! Place one in a patio container, or use a pair flanking on either side of your front doorway. No one will miss the turn into your driveway either!

Imagine how lively your space will become with oodles of confectionary-colored blooms. And everything is blissfully easy-care! Imagine the curb appeal with a row of these brightening your front steps or enlivening your home's foundation evergreen!

Plant them 18 inches apart to create a solid hedge. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next. Add additional rows to create a gorgeous mass planting. Stagger each row in a zigzagging pattern for the fastest fill.

Have an existing stand of older, larger Crape Myrtles that are looking a little bare at the base? Add a row of GreatMyrtles™ as facer shrubs and add double the color and depth, while hiding those leggy stems!

Of course, GreatMyrtles™ also become spectacular Thriller shrubs for containers. Cotton Candy only looks tender - it's really a tough, reliably hardy plant suited as far north as Zone 5b. Pale pink works with so many other bloom colors. Enjoy the process of selecting a Filler and Spiller from

Bring your ideas to blooming life and enjoy your summertime! Go ahead and be dazzled by this special small shrub.

  • Earliest to Flower Crape Myrtle on the Market
  • Delicate Pink Flowers from June to Frost
  • Performs Beautifully in Humid, Hot Weather
  • Root-Hardy to Zone 5b - a Huge Modern Improvement
  • Stem-Hardy to Zone 6
  • Sturdy Compact Shrub Requires Little Pruning

#ProPlantTips for Care

Give Cotton Candy at least six hours of direct sunlight a day for the best blooms. Please also ensure that the soil is well-drained. For the best results, water Cotton Candy plants on a regular schedule. Add a 3-4 inch layer of mulch over the root zone, but please pull it away from touching the stems directly.

Create a raised planting bed, If you have heavy soil. This will help improve the drainage, as Crape Myrtles resent having wet feet. Have impossible clay soil you can't work around - plant your GreatMyrtle™ in a fancy pot and enjoy them anywhere!

Include Nature Hills Root Booster during planting. Valuable symbiotic ingredients provide life-long benefits for the tiny feeder roots.

Zone 5b and 6

Cotton Candy Dwarf Crape Myrtle shrubs are root-hardy in cold winter areas of 5b and 6. In early spring, simply cut all of the stems down to the ground.

This darling shrub bounces right back, with new growth from the roots. You'll enjoy flowers from late spring through frost.

Zones 7 - 9

Every few years, prune out several of the oldest, thickest stems in early spring. This helps reduce the size, cleans up dead branches, and allows the younger stems to produce the best bloom.

Read more about pruning your Crape Myrtle here in our handy #ProPlantTips Blog!

If you want a GreatMyrtle™, please act quickly. We work with professional garden designers across the country, and routinely sell out of our limited inventories with a single large order!

Buy GreatMyrtle™ Cotton Candy Dwarf Crape Myrtle shrubs today. We'll keep in touch with you on shipping when it's time to plant.

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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.

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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
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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GreatMyrtle™ Cotton Candy Crape Myrtle Shrub Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand GreatMyrtle™
Botanical Name Lagerstroemia x 'G19235'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 24 - 30 inches
Mature Spread 24 - 30 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Orange
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring