Lagerstroemia x ‘Choctaw’

(Choctaw Crape Myrtle)


$129.99


Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Choctaw’ is a cross between L. indica and L. fauriei. It is one of several mildew resistant hybrids developed by the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., all of which have been given the names of Native American tribes. It is a deciduous, upright, spreading, multi-stemmed shrub with arching branches. Features dark green foliage turning bronze to maroon in fall, dark bark which shows light brown exfoliation with age, and terminal, crepe-papery, 7-17″ long panicles of bright pink flowers from mid-summer to early fall. Flowers give way to seed capsules which often persist well in winter. In the South, this cultivar is more tree-like and can be grown as a single trunk tree or large woody shrub with a maximum size of 18′ tall and 20′ wide.

Description

Best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils 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. Water roots deeply, particularly in dry spells, but avoid wetting the foliage.

Additional information

Common Name

Choctaw Crape Myrtle

Botanical Name

Lagerstroemia x 'Choctaw'

Container/Amount

15 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

10a, 10b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

moderate

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

18 ft.

Width

20 ft

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Summer

Flower Color

pink

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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