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NEW CREPE MYRTLES: The Princess Series

Who doesn’t love a princess and these little darlings are no exception. Garden Adventures Nursery introduced their Princess Series of dwarf crape myrtles named after enthusiast Dow Whiting’s grandchildren, Holly Ann, Kylie Grace and Lyla Jane. This series features a smaller more compact version of this landscape favorite ranging in size from 18 to 48 inches tall by 30 to 36 inches wide. These profuse bloomers come in a variety of colors with flower clusters in cherry red, magenta and rose pink with an extended bloom time from midsummer until fall. Crepe Myrtles have always been popular throughout Hampton Roads and can be seen in median islands, lining the entrances to driveways or in the landscape. So let you inner sparkle out with the Princess Crepe Myrtle Series.

Princess Kylie – features magenta blooms that cover this mounding dwarf crepe myrtle from summer until fall. Kylie grows 2 to 3-foot tall with a 2 to 3-foot spread. It’s disease resistant, heat and cold tolerant and prefers sun. Ideal in the landscape as a focal point, in borders, massed plantings or in containers.

Princess Lyla – this dwarf variety boast rose pink blooms with deep green foliage in summer that turns to gold in fall. Lyla reaches a height and spread of 18 to 24 inches. Like Kylie, this myrtle variety is also disease resistant, heat and cold tolerant and right at home in beds, containers and mass plantings.

Princess Holly Ann – with vibrant cherry red blooms, this mounding dwarf crepe myrtle blossoms from summer to fall. Features deep green foliage in summer with purplish-red growth in fall. Reaches 4-5 feet tall with a 2 1/2 to 3 feet spread. This disease resistant, heat and cold tolerant shrub is just the thing for garden beds, containers and mass plantings.