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Lagerstroemia Burgundy Cotton® (Crape Myrtle)

Crape Myrtle Burgundy Cotton®, Crapemyrtle Burgundy Cotton®, Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit VI'


Lagerstroemia Burgundy Cotton® (Crape Myrtle) is a splendid, upright, rounded, deciduous shrub or small tree with a profusion of large clusters packed with crinkly white flowers opening from showy burgundy flower buds. Blooming from early summer to early fall, the flowers contrast nicely against the wine-red coloring of the new foliage growth. It continues to bloom on new growth once daytime temperatures reach 85°F (30°C) for a sustained period of time. Heat and drought-tolerant, this crape myrtle enjoys good disease resistance and adds great ornamental value across the seasons. It makes a striking specimen plant or flowering hedge.

  • Grows up to 10-12 ft. tall and wide (300-360 cm). A fast-growing crape myrtle which can add up to 3ft. per year (90 cm).
  • A full sun lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Drought and heat tolerant. Water regularly until established. To help crape myrtles retain water, mulch with organic matter 2-3 in. deep (5-7 cm).
  • Deer do not usually browse crape myrtles.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant or for foundation plantings. Effective as a screen or informal hedge in mild winter areas.
  • Crape myrtles bloom on new wood and should be pruned in winter or early spring. Remove dead branches at any time.
  • Lagerstroemia indica species is native to Temperate and Tropical Asia. It has been widely cultivated as an ornamental and has become naturalized in Europe, America, and the Caribbean.

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Lagerstroemia - Crape Myrtles
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 12' (3m – 3.6m)
Spread 10' – 12' (3m – 3.6m)
Spacing 120" – 144" (300cm – 360cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Lagerstroemia - Crape Myrtles
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 12' (3m – 3.6m)
Spread 10' – 12' (3m – 3.6m)
Spacing 120" – 144" (300cm – 360cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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