Optimize Your Outdoor Space: the Crape Myrtle

As summer rolls in, it’s time to embrace patio living! Enjoy memorable moments with friends and family under the cooling shade of the perfect patio tree, the Crape Myrtle. If planting isn’t an option this season, why not start planning for the next? With a Crape Myrtle in your garden, you will surely optimize your outdoor space!

Why Choose the Crape Myrtle for Your Garden?

The Muskogee Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia hybrids ‘Natchez,’ ‘Tuscarora,’ ‘Muskogee’) is a deciduous tree that reaches up to 25 feet in both height and width. It is an exemplary choice for patio areas or property borders due to its numerous benefits:

  • Broad Shade Coverage: Its rounded crown provides extensive shade, perfect for sunny days.
  • Vibrant Summer Blooms: Enjoy a seasonal display of pink and lavender flowers.
  • Attractive Fall Foliage: Leaves turn a stunning red in autumn.
  • Clean Surroundings: This tree does not produce messy fruit, keeping paved areas pristine.
  • Disease Resistant: These hybrids resist mildew, reducing maintenance needs.
  • Unique Bark: Features smooth, peeling cinnamon-colored bark that reveals a shiny, light gray underneath.

The Crape Myrtle boasts one of the longest blooming periods among the Lagerstroemia species, allowing you to enjoy its beauty from summer through fall. Its foliage and distinctive bark make it not only a source of shade but also a striking feature of your landscape.

Optimize your Outdoor Space

Recognized for its drought resistance, once established, the Crape Myrtle has minimal watering requirements. It thrives in full sun and adapts well to urban conditions, making it suitable for urban gardens and small spaces. Use it to create privacy hedges or colorful property borders.

Transform Your Landscape with Arbortek

At Arbortek, we specialize in enhancing outdoor spaces with beautiful, low-maintenance trees like the Crape Myrtle. Our experts can provide tailored advice on planting and lighting options to highlight your tree’s natural beauty, enhancing your landscape’s visual appeal, especially at night.

Contact us today for more information on how to make the most of your property with the right trees. Let us help you plan your planting strategy and create an outdoor space that stands out!