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Lagerstroemia ‘Comanche’ (Crape Myrtle)

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Lagerstroemia ‘Comanche’ (Crape Myrtle) is a small, upright, broad-spreading, deciduous tree with a profusion of large clusters, 6-9 in. long (15-22 cm), packed with crinkly, coral pink flowers at its branch tips. Blooming from midsummer to early fall in an explosion of brilliant flowers smothering the foliage, it adds vibrant color in the landscape. The foliage of dark green leaves turns orange to reddish purple in the fall before dropping – revealing the unique, smooth bark. This crape myrtle enjoys an excellent disease resistance and adds great ornamental value across the seasons. It makes a striking specimen plant or flowering hedge.

  • Grows up to 10-15 ft. tall and wide (300-450 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).
  • Crape myrtles are not usually browsed by deer.
  • 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 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.

Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Heat Zones 7 - 9
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, H1, H2
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Lythraceae
Genus Lagerstroemia
Common names Crepe Myrtle
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 10' - 15'
(3m - 4.6m)
Spread 10' - 15'
(3m - 4.6m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Clay Soil
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Lagerstroemia Center Stage® Red (Crepe Myrtle)
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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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Heat Zones 7 - 9
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, H1, H2
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Lythraceae
Genus Lagerstroemia
Common names Crepe Myrtle
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 10' - 15'
(3m - 4.6m)
Spread 10' - 15'
(3m - 4.6m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Clay Soil
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, Informal and Cottage
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