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Dwarf Crape Myrtle Shrubs

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Pocomoke Crape Myrtle

Sunlight: Full Sun

Growth Rate: Fast

Starting at $82.95

33 reviews
Growing Zones: 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle - Purely Purple™

Sunlight: Full Sun

Growth Rate: Moderate

Starting at $129.95

2 reviews
Growing Zones: 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
Enduring Summer Crape Myrtle

Sunlight: Full-Partial

Growth Rate: Moderate

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86 reviews
Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors
Growing Zones 6-9
Hopi Crape Myrtle

Sunlight: Full Sun

Growth Rate: Moderate

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80 reviews
Growing Zones: 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
Bellini® Grape Crape Myrtle

Sunlight: Full Sun

Growth Rate: Moderate

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Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors
Growing Zones 5-9
Bellini® Raspberry Crape Myrtle

Sunlight: Full Sun

Growth Rate: Moderate

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Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors
Growing Zones 5-9
Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle - Mystic Magenta™

Sunlight: Full Sun

Growth Rate: Moderate

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13 reviews
Growing Zones: 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10

Facts About Small Crape Myrtles

Crape myrtle is a favorite among Southern gardeners thanks to its bright, slightly crumpled flowers and ability to thrive in hot climates. And while it’s well-loved, it is a big tree that can easily overwhelm modest gardens. But there is good news. There are numerous small crape myrtle shrubs for sale that will please even the most space-conscious gardeners.

What is a Small Crape Myrtle?

Just like the name suggests, a small crape myrtle is a petite variety of crape myrtle shrubs. You will also see them referred to as miniature crape myrtles, dwarf crape myrtles, or as a dwarf crape myrtle bush. Regardless of the name, this type of crape myrtle shrub is typically less than 5 feet tall, and has the same stunning flower colors—shades of white, pink, red, and purple.

Small Crape Myrtle Varieties

Pocomoke Crape Myrtles: This gorgeous small crape myrtle has bunches of rosy pink flowers that contrast with dark green foliage that fades to bronzey-red in the fall. Just as impressive, Pocomoke is cold hardy to 0 degrees. This variety does especially well in containers. But if pots aren’t your style, use Pocomoke for fence and street borders.

Hardiness: USDA zones 6 to 9
Size: 3-5 feet tall x 3-5 feet wide
Growth rate: Fast
Sunlight: Partial sun

Strawberry Dazzle Dwarf Crape Myrtle: Known for its long-lived clusters of crinkly, neon red blooms, this deciduous shrub is a tough little guy. It’s disease, pest, and mildew resistant, as well as drought tolerant. Strawberry Dazzle is ideal for small gardens and containers.

Hardiness: USDA zones 6 to 9
Size: 4-5 feet tall x 4-5 feet wide
Growth rate: Slow
Sunlight: Full sun

Enduring Summer Crape Myrtle: You’ll be delighted all summer with this reblooming dwarf crape myrtle. This easy-to-grow shrub offers clusters of vibrant scarlet red blooms that last from the summer to the fall. Like other small crape myrtles, Enduring Summer shrubs do great in cold weather. If you’re looking to add a pop of red to your patio or borders, an Enduring Summer Crape Myrtle is the place to start

Hardiness: USDA zones 6 to 9
Size: 4-5 feet tall x 4-5 feet wide
Growth rate: Moderate
Sunlight: Full to partial sun

Check out Fast Growing Trees crape myrtles for sale.

What are the benefits of Crape Myrtle?

Versatility: Unlock your creativity with small crape myrtles. Their diminutive size means home gardeners can use them for a variety of landscape needs. Plant them in pots, hang them from baskets, add them to perennial gardens, liven up borders, mass them for huge color display—this shrub’s uses are limited only by your imagination.

Easy care and maintenance: Small crape myrtle are easier to grow and care for than their taller cousins. Give them plenty of sun and well-draining soil and they’re ready to go. They also require very little pruning because their natural shape is pleasing on its own. Many varieties are drought tolerant, as well, so there’s no need to constantly drag your hose out to water them.

They grow in the north: For a long time, gardeners who lived in cooler climates were forced to admire crape myrtle from afar. Not any more. Many small craple myrtle varieties have been bred to grow in cooler climates.

If you’ve ever searched for “dwarf crape myrtle for sale near me” and been disappointed in the results, check out Fast Growing Tree's wide selection of small crape myrtles. Unlike the crapes you buy from big-box stores, our dwarf crape myrtles are potted in nutrient-rich soil and ready to flourish as soon as they arrive.

Common Questions About Small Crape Myrtle

How do you prepare a small crape myrtles for winter?

Young trees should be given extra protection to ensure they return to their full, healthy growth in the spring. Insulate the area over the roots with extra mulch ahead of winter. Young trees (under a year) will also benefit from their branches being wrapped in burlap during the harsh winter months.

Can a crepe myrtle be kept small?

While crepe myrtles are multi-trunked trees, they’re also naturally smaller trees averaging about 5 feet in height. Taming its size is best done by thinning its branches—reference our pruning guide below!

More Crape Myrtle Resources

Pruning Crape Myrtles

Crape Myrtle Trees: Quick Solutions to Common Problems

Crape Myrtle Varieties

Drought Tolerant Plants