GreatMyrtle Cherry Delight Crape Myrtle Shrub (Lagerstroemia x ‘G19234’)

GreatMyrtle Cherry Delight Crape Myrtle Shrub

Grow one of the best compact Crape Myrtles with GreatMyrtle™ Cherry Delight Crape Myrtle shrubs from! Early flowering and cold hardy to Zone 5.

Vibrant, unrestrained cherry-red colored blossoms cover the well-mounded, umbrella-shaped canopy of a spectacular new Crape Myrtle. GreatMyrtle™ Cherry Delight Crape Myrtle Shrub (Lagerstroemia x ‘G19234′) will rock your world all summer long!

This modern marvel stays small and shapely…with wildly showy blooms that deliver a powerful impact! Use it as a showpiece in a high-profile area for visual interest all season long.

Go ahead and answer all your garden guests’ questions about this fantastic shrub-form Crape Myrtle. is thrilled to offer this groundbreaking new series of Crape Myrtle from the breeders at GardenGenetics®.

Watch this innovative new plant bloom in your garden or on your patio all summer long. Starting much earlier in the season than other Crape Myrtles, Cherry Delight develops a vivid display of frilly blooms held high above the mounded outline.

Don’t worry about splurging on this in you are in Zones 5b, as the roots will remain hardy! Consider Cherry Delight to behave as a perennial, with new growth emerging from the roots each spring.

Great for use in the garden in USDA Zone 6 or warmer. It’s perfect in planters as a patio accent and as Thriller shrubs!

Fill your outdoor entertainment areas with a lavish explosion of flowers. Butterflies will be delighted by the cherry on top, too!

Buy GreatMyrtle™ Cherry Delight Crape Mrytle at today! We’ll ship your plants when the time is right for planting in your area.

How to Use GreatMyrtle™ Cherry Delight Crape Myrtle Shrub in the Landscape

Live large with the cherry-red shades of this dynamic small shrub. Why not choose to include it in a brightly tropical theme garden?

Play with texture and form with Heavenly Bamboo shrubs, Canna perennials and Elephant Ear bulbs. Develop your own exotic getaway steps from your backdoor!

Jazz up a patio or balcony with a lime green resin container planted with GreatMyrtle™ Cherry Delight Crape Myrtle in the center of the pot. Use your favorite Ajuga as both filler and spiller.

Line your garden border with lively, sultry, saturated color. Cherry Delight is an excellent foundation and border plant.

Grow them in the ground as a root-hardy, die-back (herbaceous) perennial in Zone 5b. This improved line stays strongly compact in Zones 6 – 9.

You’ll adore having plenty of material on hand for long-lasting cut flower arrangements. These generous blossoms are so easy to arrange, too!

  • First Zone-5 Hardy Crepe Myrtle!
  • Earliest Crape Myrtle to Start Blooming
  • Incredible Extended Season of Bloom from June to Frost
  • Perfect Thriller Plant for Patio Container Gardens
  • Petite Natural Dwarf
  • Excellent Low Hedge and Edging Shrub
  • Well Mounded and Densely Branched
  • Very Little Maintenance or Pruning Required

Tips for Care

Plant your GreatMyrtle™ Cherry Delight in full sun for the brightest display. They require at least six hours of sunshine a day.

Well-drained soil is also a must. Elevate your planting in a mound or raised bed if you have soggy or heavy clay soil.

For a plant this special, we highly recommend Nature Hills Root Booster. This symbiotic formula is used during planting for the life-long support of feeder roots.

Give your Cherry Delight Crape Myrtle shrubs a regular schedule of water, especially when they are young. Container-grown plants must have supplemental water regularly.

Apply mulch over the root zone to keep them cool. Please pull the mulch back away from directly touching the stems.

In Zone 5 and 6, prune off winter-damaged stems to ground level in early spring. They’ll bounce back to full height over the course of a single season.

GreatMyrtle Cherry Delight Crape Myrtle Shrub (Lagerstroemia x ‘G19234’) Details

Common name GreatMyrtle Cherry Delight Crape Myrtle Shrub
Botanical name Lagerstroemia x 'G19234'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 5-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 24 - 30 inches
Width 24 - 30 inches
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color Cherry Red