Crepemyrtles make such a bright statement in any landscape.
Before the introduction of the more cold-hardy crepemyrtles by Carl Whitcomb, they dotted the landscape in a soft palette of colors. But now the bright red colors of Dynamite Red, Red Rocket, and Siren Red jump in our landscapes.
I know you have seen them, and enjoyed them as well, this summer in neighborhoods. Dynamite Red and Red Rocket will eventually grow to 20-25 ft tall, but if you prune them in late fall correctly, you can keep them to a manageable height fairly easy. Siren Red is a more compact variety and only grows to 8-10 ft tall but can easily be kept to 6 ft tall.
The best white variety is Natchez but it is harder to keep into a smaller tree form. Once this variety gets established in your landscape, it will easy grow to 25 ft tall and almost as wide. The white color is striking, but the cinnamon bark in winter is equally as attractive.
I have numerous other selections including Pokemoke Purple, Victor Red, and Pink Velour that are ready to be planted in your landscape. All of my plants are grown in containers so they can be planted now without any plant shock. Just dig your hole twice as wide as the container width, incorporated about 1/3 new organic matter with your existing soil, add 2-3 inches of pine bark mulch, and water well each week.
It’s that simple and they come with Evergreen’s Guarantee to Grow.