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Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica x Lagerstroemia faurei)



Crapemyrtles are extremely useful summer flowering plants with varieties ranging in size from 5 to 25 feet. There are even some miniatures growing to 18 to 24 inches. The hybrids listed below arose out of a breeding program developed by the U.S. National Arboretum, aimed to produce more cold hardy crapemyrtles for the Washington D. C. area.

Because of the variability in size and character, crapemrytles have many uses such as an ornamental patio or specimen tree/bush, for screening or hedging, and in the shrub border. Crapemyrtles will tolerate a lot of pruning for shaping or making into a single trunk small tree. Because crapemyrtles bloom on new wood, pruning should be done in the early spring before new growth starts. Most crapemyrtles have beautiful exfoliating bark and nice fall color.

Size: See listing

Flowers: See listing

Fall Color: See listing

Rate of Growth: Fast

Growing Conditions: Best planted in full sun in moist, well-drained soil. Holds up under heat and humidity and will tolerate drought once established. Protecting a crapemyrtle from winter winds will significantly assist the plant in coming through the winter undamaged.

Other / Related Varieties:

Dwarf Varieties (3 to 5 feet tall)
Variety Flower Color Bark Color Fall Color
Cherry Dazzle Cherry Red Smooth Light Brown Purplish Red
Raspberry Dazzle Deep Raspberry Pink Smooth Light Brown Purplish Red
Pocomoke Deep Rose Pink Smooth Light Brown Purplish Red
Victor Deep Red Smooth Light Brown Yellow
Semi-Dwarf Varieties (5 to 12 feet tall)
Variety Flower Color Bark Color Fall Color
Acoma White Exfoliating Light Gray Purplish Red
Cedar Lane Red Orange Red
Hopi Medium Pink Orange Red
Pink Velour Bright Hot Pink Exfoliating Orange Red
Tonto Fuchsia Exfoliating Light Cream Maroon
Zuni Medium Lavender Exfoliating Brown Gray Orange Red
Intermediate Varieties (12 to 20 feet tall)
Variety Flower Color Bark Color Fall Color
Arapaho Red Exfoliating Tan Maroon
Burgundy Cotton White with Red Stems Exfoliating Cinnamon
Catawba Violet Purple Smooth Gray Orange Red
Centennial Spirit Dark Red Smooth Orange Red
Comanche Coral Pink Exfoliating Sandalwood Red
Lipan Medium Lavender Exfoliating White Orange
Osage Clear Light Pink Exfoliating Mottled Chestnut Brown Red
Raspberry Sundae Raspberry Pink w/ White Margin Exfoliating Orange
Red Rocket Bright Red Exfoliating Orange Red
Royalty Lavender Purple Exfoliating Gray Brown Orange Red
Sioux Deep Pink Exfoliating Cream-Taupe Maroon
Tuscarora Deep Coral Pink Exfoliating Mottled Light Brown Orange Red
Tuskegee Dark Pink to Rose Red Exfoliating Mottled Light Gray to Tan Orange Red
Large Tree Varieties (20 to 30 feet tall)
Variety Flower Color Bark Color Fall Color
Biloxi Pale Pink Exfoliating Dark Brown Orange Red
Carolina Beauty Dark Red Smooth Orange
Dynamite Cherry Red Exfoliating Orange Red
High Cotton White Exfoliating Red Brown Yellow
Miami Dark Coral Pink Exfolating Dark Chestnut Brown Orange
Muskogee Light Lavender Pink Exfolating Light Gray to Brown Orange Red
Natchez White Exfoliating Cinnamon Brown Orange Red
Twilight Dark Purplish Pink Exfoliating Yellow

Prices vary according to size, variety, and availability.

Please Note: Trees cannot be shipped outside of the DC/Baltimore Metropolitan areas. Tree prices and sizes are subject to change.


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