Lagerstroemia indica ‘Whit I’ RASPBERRY SUNDAE

('Raspberry Sundae' Crape Myrtle)


$149.99


Hardiness Zones:

 6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Raspberry Sundae’ has fewer than usual arching side branches. It features dark green foliage turning orange in fall and crepe-papery, 6-9" long inflorescences (panicles) of raspberry pink flowers from mid-summer to early fall. Flowers give way to round seed capsules which often persist well into winter. In the South, this plant can easily be grown as a woody shrub or trained as a small single trunk tree with a maximum size of 15′ tall.

Description

Best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Does well in loamy, clay soils with good drainage. Benefits from a slow release fertilizer. Overly fertile soils tend to produce lush foliage growth at the expense of flowering with somewhat increased susceptibility to winter injury, however. Water roots deeply, particularly in dry spells, but avoid wetting the foliage.

Additional information

Common Name

'Raspberry Sundae' Crape Myrtle

Botanical Name

Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit I' RASPBERRY SUNDAE

Container/Amount

10 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

15 ft.

Width

13 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

mid summerearly fall

Flower Color

raspberry pink

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

dark green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Fall Color

Orange

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