GreatMyrtle™ Red Velvet Crape Myrtle Shrub

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GreatMyrtle™ Red Velvet Dwarf Crape Myrtle Shrub

Small and shapely Red Velvet Dwarf Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia x 'G19233') are easy shrubs to live with. The saturated dark pink flower color is deep, rich and smoothly polished!

Red Velvet is one of the GreatMyrtle™ series and the earliest to flower Crape Myrtle in the market! The heavy flowering, from late June to heavy frost, is an incredible modern plant breeding achievement!

Although the shrub itself stays tightly compact, Red Velvet starts producing blooms in late spring. Held high above the mounded canopy, gorgeous frilly panicle inflorescences continue until frost.

Imagine showing off your space with pretty, new flowers grown continuously throughout the summer! Go ahead and snip them to carry inside for long-lasting cut flower arrangements. is thrilled to offer this innovative new series of Crape Myrtles!

Imagine growing a showy, show-off hot pink Crape Myrtle - now in a dwarf form. Yes, natural dwarfed GreatMyrtle™ Crape Myrtle shrubs stay compact with little pruning!

Purchase yours just as soon as you see them in stock on our site. We'll ship when the time is right for planting in your area.

How to Use GreatMyrtle™ Red Velvet Dwarf Crape Myrtle Shrub in the Landscape

The possibilities are nearly endless in full sun and well-drained soil! Place one in a patio container, or use a pair flanking on either side of your front doorway.

Use the GreatMyrtle™ line if you are gardening in a small space. Fall in love with their ravishing hue in a long planter bed.

It's easy to line your garden border or front walkway with lively, sultry color! Create charming low hedges with a spacing of 18 inches on center. Measure from the center of one shrub to the center of the next.

Add staggered additional rows behind the first. You'll develop an effective mass planting no one can overlook.

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

  • Earliest Crape Myrtle to Bloom on the Market
  • Cold Root-Hardy to Zone 5b...a Huge Improvement!
  • Natural Dwarf Crape Myrtle Shrubs
  • Perfect for Small Spaces and Patio Container Gardens
  • Excellent Low Edging and Mass Planting
  • Stay Densely Branched and Mounded
  • Very Little Maintenance or Pruning Required

#ProPlantTips for Care

Full sun and well-drained soils are best to keep your Crape Myrtle happy. They need at least six hours of sunlight a day.

If you have soggy soil or heavy clay soil, consider planting your Myrtle in containers or, berm the area by adding additional soil in a mound or raised bed to improve your drainage.

For a plant this special, our expert growers recommend Nature Hills Root Booster. This is a symbiotic planting formula that gives life-long support for tiny feeder roots.

Keep new Red Velvet plants watered on a regular schedule for best results. Apply 3-4 inches of Arborist Mulch over the root zone, but pull it back away from touching the stems directly. This insulates the roots and holds moisture in the soil evenly.

Versatile GreatMyrtles™ can be grown further north than other cultivars. There, Red Velvet Dwarf Crape Myrtle behaves as a perennial, with new growth emerging from the roots each spring.

Zone 5b and 6

It is root-hardy in cold winter areas of 5b and 6. Cut all of the stems down to the ground in early spring; all new shoots come from the roots and blooms start in late spring through fall frost.

Zones 7 - 9

Prune out the oldest, thickest stems in early spring. This will reduce the size, remove dead branches and leave the younger stems for the best bloom.

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

Help your garden put its 'Red Dress' on this summer! Enjoy bright and bold blooms on these compact shrubs expertly grown for you by the small shrub team at!

You'll never look back to bland or boring with the flirtiest member of our expertly-grown GreatMyrtle™ collection. Order Red Velvet Dwarf Crape Myrtle shrub from now!

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

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

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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20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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GreatMyrtle™ Red Velvet Crape Myrtle Shrub Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand GreatMyrtle™
Botanical Name Lagerstroemia x 'G19233'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 24 - 30 inches
Mature Spread 24 - 30 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate - Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Orange
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No