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Lagerstroemia Raspberry Sundae® (Crape Myrtle)

Crape Myrtle Raspberry Sundae®, Crapemyrtle Raspberry Sundae®, Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit I'


Lagerstroemia Raspberry Sundae® (Crape Myrtle) is a splendid, upright, deciduous shrub or small tree with a profusion of large clusters packed with crinkly, raspberry red flowers with white margins at its branch tips. Blooming from midsummer to early fall in an explosion of bicolor flowers smothering the foliage, it creates a remarkable display in the landscape. The foliage emerges bronze in spring and gradually matures to mid-green as the season progresses. 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 10-15 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).
  • 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 (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 15' (3m – 4.5m)
Spread 10' – 15' (3m – 4.5m)
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 (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 15' (3m – 4.5m)
Spread 10' – 15' (3m – 4.5m)
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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