If you are a Southern-grown person, you know that Crape Myrtle are amazing trees in the south- all the way down to Southern Florida. It may come as a surprise to you that there are varieties that grow on the Cape.
Here are a few of them:
Lagerstroemia indica ‘Rhapsody in Pink’ – Crape Myrtle.
This variety typically grows 6-10 feet tall with 6-20 inch crepe-papery flowers in soft pink. This tree flowers from mid-summer to frost on upright branches of purple tinged foliage. Rhapsody in Pink makes a beautiful specimen small tree.
Lagerstroemia indica ‘Pocomoke’- Dwarf Crape Myrtle
This is a unique dwarf-size, multi-stemmed shrub with dark rosy pink flowers that bloom throughout the entire summer! It will reach 3-5 feet tall and 4-5 ft wide. Great used as an accent or in mixed plantings.
Lagerstroemia indica ‘Raspberry Sundae’
This variety of Crape Myrtle has unique flowers, raspberry red with a touch of white, which are distinctly fragrant. The flower buds are a wonderful crimson color, and the flowering season lasts from mid-summer until frost. Raspberry Sundae is very upright and columnar reaching 15-20 tall at maturity.