Ruby Prince Emerald Empire Crape Myrtle Tree (Lagerstroemia indica)

Ruby Prince™ Emerald Empire Crape Myrtle Tree

$59.95

What is Ruby Prince Emerald Empire Crape Myrtle Tree

Part of a new series that combines all the best benefits of Crape Myrtles into a new, dramatic form, the Ruby Prince Emerald Empire Crape Myrtle is a cousin to the Black Diamond variety. These lush, green hedge-like Crapes give off a warm, seasonal appearance, boasting thousands of blossoms.

Emerald green foliage provides a striking backdrop to draping ruby pink blossoms. These jewel-like tones are eye-catching in entryway plantings, driveway borders, or focal points in your garden beds. And because the Ruby Prince Crape grows in a hedge-like form, you can easily prune and shape them.

The blooms welcome early summer and last until the first frost. Even better? This lush Emerald Empire Crape withstands drought like a champ, thriving on rainfall alone once established.

It’s nearly impossible to find a healthy, well-developed Crape like this at local garden centers and big-box retailers – especially since this is a new, unique variety.

But when you order from GardenCenterPoint, you get it all: a one-of-a-kind, thriving tree that’s grown and nurtured with care, ready to burst with color quickly.

In fact, you can get the vibrant color of the Ruby Prince Crape as soon as the first season in your garden.

There’s nothing like the vivid blooms of this new variety – you’ll have to see them for yourself to believe the color.

Ruby Prince™ Emerald Empire Crape Myrtle Tree (Lagerstroemia indica) Lagerstroemia indica

How to Grow and Care for Ruby Prince™ Emerald Empire Crape Myrtle Tree

Ruby Prince Emerald Empire Crape Myrtle Tree (Lagerstroemia indica) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone 6-10 outdoors

Sun exposure

Crapes are full sun lovers, so plant in an area with well-drained soil and 6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily.

Fertilizing

Will greatly benefit from a light application of a complete, balanced, slow-release fertilizer formula in the early spring and summer seasons.

Planting

Crapes are full sun lovers, so plant in an area with well-drained soil and 6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily.

After you have found your planting area, dig your hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Comb your hands over the root ball to free up the roots a bit before planting. Place your tree in the hole and make sure that the root crown (where the root ball meets the trunk of the tree) is level with the soil surface. Backfill the hole and water to settle the tree’s roots. Finally, mulch the area around the tree to conserve moisture.

Watering

Though they are drought tolerant once established, you may have to water young trees more often, especially in the summer heat. If you’re not sure when to water, however, simply check the surrounding 3 inches of soil for dryness and water when this area is dry.

Fertilizing

Your Crape will greatly benefit from a light application of a complete, balanced, slow-release fertilizer formula in the early spring and summer seasons.

Pruning

For a more graceful hedge shape, remove all but 4 to 5 strong trunks and then remove the lateral branches around the lower half of the tree. Remove any damaged or crossing branches in late winter. Clip away any suckers, or low-growing branches, throughout the year.

Ruby Prince Emerald Empire Crape Myrtle Tree (Lagerstroemia indica) Details

Common name Ruby Prince™ Emerald Empire Crape Myrtle Tree
Botanical name Lagerstroemia indica
Plant type Flowering Trees
Hardiness zone 6-10 outdoors
Growth rate Medium
Height 3 ft.
Width 2 ft.