Crape Myrtle Seeds- The longest Blooming Tree
Crape Myrtle - 5 Viable Seeds
From the showy flowers panicles in electric colors that sizzle across the branches-pink, purple, red-violet to the superb bark and foliage, the Crape Myrtle is a favourite landscape plant.
Crape myrtles are a valuable landscape plant that can be used as a shrub or small tree. As an asset to almost any landscape, the Crape myrtle is a very beautiful specimen shrub or tree, often used in groups under planted with a ground cover. The dark green foliage contrasts the gray to tan shades of the handsome bark. Crape Myrtle can be used as hedges, screens, or in masses. Planted in this manner, Crape Myrtle offers a grand display of colour throughout the summer months.
Drought Tolerance: High
Soil tolerances: clay; loam; sand; acidic; alkaline; well-drained
Site Requirements: Full Sun, well drained soil; protect from drying winds.
Uses: Good as a specimen shrub or in groups. Quite effective as a tall screen or informal hedge. Excellent container plants or Bonsai.
Sowing Crape Myrtle Seeds:
The seeds of Crape Myrtle are very small.
Light, cold stratification, and moisture enhance germination.
Scarify: Soak in water 24 Hours
Stratify: Cold 30 days, 40 Degrees F
Germination: Sow 1/16" Deep. Light may be beneficial in germination.
Don't over-fertilize Crepe Myrtles. Excessive fertilizing can reduce blooming, as the plant uses the energy to increase foliar growth. In addition to reducing your viewing pleasure, the result is often winter injury, as well.
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