Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)


Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica

  • Most tried & true colorful tree
  • Extremely long and reliable bloom cycles
  • Ornamental small-medium size tree fits well anywhere
  • Produces abundant red-pink flowers

If you are looking to add some fantastic color to your landscape, look no further than Crape Myrtle! Native to China and often referred to as the ‘pride of the south’ Lagerstroemia indica is a colorful and beautiful tree that’s a popular choice for landscapes throughout Houston, and it is easy to see why. It is a very showy tree and a heavy bloomer, with beautiful flowers ranging from white to pink to red and purple appearing from early spring all the way into fall! We love to plant them as a colorful privacy hedge, where they can stunningly block unwanted views! We also like to use them as a focal point where they look especially impressive when lit up with landscape lighting to highlight their beautiful multi-trunk structure and adding plenty of curb appeal along the way!

A deciduous, Crape Myrtle looks good even when it is bare, where its outline and smooth, spotted gray to light brown bark is sure to get noticed for all the right reasons! They grow to be a small to medium-sized tree and can fit well just about anywhere. Its size is one of the reasons why it is such a popular choice for landscaping. Homeowners and landscapers alike are sure to love its low maintenance features. Since it requires minimal cleanup, it is a good choice for any backyard retreat. Speak with any of our nursery professionals for placement ideas or schedule your free home and business landscape consultations.

Crape Myrtle loves the hot sun, is cold hardy and grows at a slow to moderate rate. Due to its slower growth rate, we recommend buying as big as you can. Big Tex Tree Nurseries has them available in a variety of sizes, ready to adorn your landscape with beauty! Visit any of our nursery locations, and our nursery pros will be glad to help you select the perfect specimen for your landscaping needs!

Add a vibrant and recognizable splash of color to your landscape with Crape Myrtle!


Extremely long and reliable bloom cycles

Ornamental small to medium size tree works well anywhere

Very colorful blooms from spring through fall

Drought tolerant