How to Plant and Fertilize Crape Myrtle

Nolen is an avid gardener and has planted several different species and colors of crape myrtle trees around his yard.

Step 1: Decide Which Color and Pick a Spot

Crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia) is a super hardy and drought-tolerant shrub that can be a wonderful addition to any garden. This hardy plant does exceptionally well in warm climates, producing vibrant, colorful foliage even during the hottest time of the year.