Arapaho Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica x faueri 'Arapaho'

Item 2843

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USDA Zone:
6-9
Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Description:

Upright and spreading tree or shrub with beautiful bark, true red summer blooms and maroon-tinged foliage with brilliant fall color. National Arboretum hybrid that is mildew resistant. Plant in groups as a hedge or use as a small street tree. Deciduous.

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Average Size at Maturity
Single or multi-stemmed small upright tree to 20 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide in 10 years.
Flowering Season
Landscape Use
Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia indica x faueri 'Arapaho'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Attractive Bark, Attracts Butterflies, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Summer
Flower Color: Red

Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system. Feed before new growth begins in spring. Thin young trees in late winter to early spring, leaving 3 to 7 main trunks or canopy branches. Remove emerging suckers from base of older trees.

Customer Reviews

Just planted
by Joe, April 19, 2018

The crape myrtle is doing fine. The new shoots are up to 3 inches long, but it has been cold up here; a couple of frosts since planting.

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