Purple Crape Myrtle
Purple Crape Myrtle or Lagerstroemia indica 'Purpurea,' or as it is better known by its common name, the Purple Crape Myrtle, is a deciduous plant that can be classified as a small tree or a shrub. It is renowned for its beautiful, vividly purple flowers which form in large clusters at the ends of its branches. The bright buds begin to bloom in early summer and retain their splendorous colored petals throughout Autumn. As for the foliage, in spring this specimen's leaves begin as a unique, lovely shade of bronze, which transforms to bright green upon the arrival of summer. It continues the parade of colors the seasons change from summer into fall, when their leaves go through the amazing transition from their vibrant green to brilliant reds and stunning yellows. Even when its crepe-like flowers fall off of this small tree, the fruit's brown capsules stay behind and create yet another ornamental feature. Wildlife favorites such as dragonflies, hummingbirds, and butterflies absolutely love this plant's vivid purple flowers and it will attract these lovely creatures by the droves. The Purple Crape Myrtle can grow up anywhere from ten to twenty feet tall and from eight up to ten feet wide, and are widely adaptable to many variations of soil. They can thrive well in either full or partial sunlight, and as it climbs in height it is no trouble to prune into shape if that is what you desire. They are a strong, resilient species which tolerates extensive drought extremely well, and no matter the conditions it won't lose its gorgeous color. This delightful flowering small tree is a popular favorite among gardeners and landscapers and will make a lovely addition to any lawn or garden, adding tons of curb appeal throughout the entire year with a generous offering of glorious colors from season to season.
This items ships bare root during dormancy from Mid November - mid April.
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