Outstanding for a place close to the patio or outdoor living area and best planted in a protected spot in the landscape. Will grow best in eastern and central Kansas.
Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Hopi'
Tips for Homeowners:
Blooms on new wood and grows quite nice without pruning. Irrigate regularly and at the base of the shrub, not overhead. Fertilize in the spring.
Rate this Plant:
A shrub with attractive bark, fall color and especially for its long-lasting light pink flowers is at home in either shrub or perennial borders.
- Large clusters of crinkled pink flowers
- Fall color is dull red
- Bark peels leaving colorful, smooth surface when mature
Interesting Notes about Crapemyrtle:
In colder areas the above ground growth will not survive the winter and new shoots will emerge from the roots in the spring.
Characteristics & Attributes
- Drought Tolerant
- Low Maintenance
- Mass Planting
- Fall Color
- Great Foliage
- Long Blooming
- Full Sun
- Attracts Pollinators
- Attracts Butterflies
Season of Interest (Flowering):
- Average Water
- Moist, Well-Drained