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Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Other Beneficial Insects: nectar & pollen gathering insects
Resistances: Powdery Mildew
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Days to germinate: 2 to 3 weeks. Can be planted in potting medium.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Division
Pollinators: Bumblebees
Bees
Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Parentage: (Dwarf Red x L. fauriei) X Low Flame

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Common names
  • Crepe Myrtle
  • Crape Myrtle

Plant Events from our members
dave On April 3, 2015 Seeds germinated
dave On March 21, 2015 Seeds sown
dave On January 15, 2015 Maintenance performed
Started stratification. Put seeds mixed with vermiculite into a ziplock bag, moistened, sealed, and placed in the refrigerator.
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Lovely crape myrtle! by Dani Jan 15, 2013 3:12 PM 5

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