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Lagerstroemia 'Lipan' (Crape Myrtle)

Crape Myrtle 'Lipan', Crapemyrtle 'Lipan', Lagerstroemia indica 'Lipan'


Lagerstroemia 'Lipan' (Crape Myrtle) is an upright, spreading, deciduous shrub with a profusion of large clusters packed with crinkly, lavender-pink flowers at its branch tips. Blooming all summer long in an explosion of brilliant flowers smothering the foliage, it adds vibrant color in the landscape. The foliage of dark green leaves turns orange and red 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.

  • Winner of the Georgia Gold Medal
  • Grows up to 8-15 ft. tall (240-450 cm) and 6-10 ft. wide (180-300 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.

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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 Shrubs
Plant Family Lagerstroemia - Crape Myrtles
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 8' – 15' (240cm – 4.5m)
Spread 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spacing 120" (300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, 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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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 Shrubs
Plant Family Lagerstroemia - Crape Myrtles
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 8' – 15' (240cm – 4.5m)
Spread 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spacing 120" (300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, 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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