Alphabetical Plant Listing

Lagerstroemia Double Feature® (Crape Myrtle)

Crape Myrtle Double Feature®, Crapemyrtle Double Feature®, Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit IX'


Lagerstroemia Double Feature® (Crape Myrtle) is a splendid, upright, rounded, deciduous shrub with a profusion of large clusters packed with crinkly, ruby-red flowers at its branch tips. Blooming from early summer to early fall in an explosion of bright flowers smothering the foliage, it creates a remarkable display in the landscape. The foliage emerges wine-red in spring and gradually matures to deep green as the season progresses. This crape myrtle does not produce seed. It enjoys good disease resistance and adds great ornamental value across the seasons. It makes a striking specimen plant or flowering hedge.

  • Grows up to 6-8 ft. tall and wide (180-240 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.

Not sure which Lagerstroemia - Crape Myrtles to pick?
Compare All Lagerstroemia - Crape Myrtles

Buy Lagerstroemia Double Feature® (Crape Myrtle)

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
Plant Family Lagerstroemia - Crape Myrtles
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spacing 72" – 96" (180cm – 240cm)
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

Buy Plants

Guides with Lagerstroemia - Crape Myrtles


Spring Meadow Nursery

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
Plant Family Lagerstroemia - Crape Myrtles
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spacing 72" – 96" (180cm – 240cm)
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

Guides with Lagerstroemia - Crape Myrtles

Plant Calculator

How many Lagerstroemia Double Feature® (Crape Myrtle) do I need for my garden?

%
ft
ft

Your Shopping List

Plant Quantity
Lagerstroemia Double Feature® (Crape Myrtle)

Find your Hardiness Zone

Find your Climate Zone

Find your Heat Zone

Join Gardenia.net

Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

Join now and start creating your dream garden!

Create a New Collection

Optional. For your reference.


Move Selected Plants to a Different Collection


Delete Collection

This field is required.

Rename Collection

This field is required.