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Arapaho Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica x faueri 'Arapaho'

SKU
02843
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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Water deeply when soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationla-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh
Average Size at MaturitySingle or multi-stemmed small upright tree to 20 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide in 10 years.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth RateModerate
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Attracts Butterflies, Fall Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater deeply when soil is dry.

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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