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Myrtle Creek Nursery
A full service nursery serving Southern California
2940 Reche Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028
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Crape Myrtle Trees
Crape Myrtles come from the Lythraceae family of flowering plants that includes approximately 600 species, including herbs, shrubs and trees. This family has a worldwide distribution in tropical and temperate climate regions.
The French botanist, Andre Michaux, first introduced the Common Crape Myrtle to Charleston,
South Carolina in 1790. Originally, this multi-
Crape Myrtles are known for their summer color and as tree that do not lift pavement. They love full sun and must have heat to bloom well.
Being drought resistant, they like well drained soil and appreciate non-
In cooler summer climates with high humidity, mildew can be a problem. Trees reach
You can see them blooming constantly during summer throughout Southern California. The Crape Myrtle Trees are very well known for their vibrant color, and long lasting flowers.
The best varieties for our Coastal Valley climate are the hybrid selections, which is a cross between Lagerstroemia Indica and L. Faurei. These hybrids usually have Indian varietal names such as “Muskogee” or “Tuskarora”. These varieties of Crape Myrtles enjoy hot summers. Also these hybrids are drought tolerant, mildew resistant, bloom profusely all summer, and provide showy fall foliage color.
When looking to prune the Crape Myrtle Tree, try pruning during the winter season. When a Crape Myrtle is pruned in the winter it will most likely have an improved amount of blooms due to the fact that all flower buds form on new wood. Also, it is best to water them infrequently to promote the trees hardiness and deep rooting.
Here at Myrtle Creek Nursery we have a fantastic selection! Make sure that you stop
by and take a look around, you might just find the perfect Crape Myrtle for you!