Hampton Road’s love affair with crepe myrtles is undeniable. Few plants can match their combination of stunning summer flowers, vibrant autumn foliage, and unique and beautiful exfoliating bark. With so many cultivars to choose from, we’ve selected a few of the newer introductions that you're sure to fall in love with!
- Ebony & Ivory - features clusters of pure white blooms with yellow eyes that pop against the intense, dark purple, almost black foliage. This upright grower reaches 10 to 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide. Ebony & Ivory is disease resistant and drought tolerant and is perfect as an accent tree.
- Ebony Flames - features vibrant, dark red blooms offset by intense black foliage that blooms summer through fall! This semi-dwarf grows to approximately 10-12 feet tall and 8 feet wide. Ebony Flame is drought-tolerant is ideal as an accent plant in the landscape.
- Princess Lyla - this dwarf variety boast rose pink blooms with deep green foliage in summer that turns to copper red in fall. Lyla reaches a height and spread of 18 to 24 inches. 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.
Don't miss our 33rd annual Crepe Myrtle Fest, July 18-19 where you'll see the best selection of Crepe Myrtles in town! LEARN MORE >>