Crepe Myrtles

From the McDonald Garden Center Blog

How to Get Rid of Crepe Myrtle Suckers

Crepe myrtles are cherished for their vibrant blooms and elegant structure, adding beauty to gardens and landscapes. However, as much as we adore these trees, they can sometimes produce unwanted growth called “suckers”. If you find yourself grappling with these persistent intruders, fear not! In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to effectively get rid of crepe myrtle suckers and restore the beauty of your tree.  

From Bud to Bloom: Expert Tips for Extending and Enhancing Crepe Myrtles’ Blossoms

If you're a crepe myrtle enthusiast or just someone who appreciates the beauty in them, you may have recognized the mesmerizing charm of crepe myrtles. These stunning flowering trees, with their delicate crepe-paper-like blossoms, add a touch of magic to any landscape. But wouldn't it be wonderful if we could make their blooming spectacle last as long as possible and intensify their floral fireworks? Well, my fellow gardeners, fret not!

5 Reasons Why You Should Definitely Plant Crepe Myrtles

Crepe Myrtles are iconically known as one of Hampton Roads’ most popular trees. You can find them lined up on busy street medians, in your local parks, or even by your neighbors mailbox, they’re everywhere! But why? What are the biggest reasons that crepe myrtles are so famed and fabulous in coastal Virginia? We have collected a list of 5 important reasons on why you should definitely plant them in your landscape as well.  

Crazy for Crepe Myrtles!

The crepe myrtle is one of Hampton Roads’ favorite trees with its tolerance to the summer heat and its gorgeous blooms that can last almost one-third of the year! While these trees bloom mostly throughout the summer into the fall, you can enjoy them all year-round with their dome-shaped canopies, interesting trunk shapes, smooth bark, and foliage that changes with the seasons.   

Talk of the Town: NEW Crepe Myrtles

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!

Plant of the Week: Ebony & Ivory Crepe Myrtle

The crepe myrtle is originally from China and has been in cultivation in the United States for more than a century. This beloved tree can be seen all over Hampton Roads, lining streets in its wide range of colors and sizes. July and August mark the peak of the tree’s 100-day blooming period -- putting on a show of beautiful crepe paper-like flowers.