OUR FAVORITE PINK CREPE MYRTLES
Pink, the color of summer comes in many different hues. The Crepe Myrtle proudly displays this summer color from watermelon pinks to a soft strawberry pinks. With hundreds of blooms cascading from a Crepe Myrtle, you will have summer color for almost 100 days! So no matter the color you would like, there's a shade of pink for every summer garden.
Tuscarora - This variety boasts large, deep watermelon-colored clusters. Growing upright, this tree will grow to about 15-20 feet tall and 12-16 feet wide making them ideal for small spaces. Tuscarora is a fast grower that can grow up to 3 to 5 feet per year. We love this tree in the center of a lawn with their showy flowers spring until fall. Tuscarora will give vibrant color in almost all growing conditions. It doesn’t matter if your soil is sandy, loamy or clay - it will grow. Even better, it is drought tolerant. This one is highly resistant to disease, powdery mildew and leaf spotting. You get a spectacular tree without the problems. We've even heard that this tree is virtually allergy free for all you allergy sufferers out there.
Tonto - You'll love this variety with large clusters of soft-textured fuchsia blooms that cascade. In fall, the foliage turns a luscious orange-red for exquisite cool season color. Smooth, colorful peeling bark provides year-round interest. The Tonto is a disease-resistant, semi-dwarf variety with an upright growth habit and a rounded canopy reaching to 10 feet in height and 6 to 8 feet in width. Tonto was developed by the U.S. National Arboretum in 1990 and was bred for adaptability, rapid growth, and explosive color. It is exceptionally resistant to flower spotting and other diseases. Once established, Tonto Crepe Myrtles only require regular watering in the high heat of the summer. A heat and drought tolerant specimen or accent. This tree is great planted in groupings or as a foundation plant.
Rhapsody in Pink - A vigorous grower, this Crepe features dark wine new growth and soft pink flowers. Offering a long flowering season, this beauty will give interest all through summer and into fall. It is drought tolerant and highly resistant to powdery mildew. It will grow to a mature height of 10 feet or more.