Lagerstroemia x. ‘Sioux’

'Sioux' Crepe Myrtle
'Sioux' Crepe Myrtle
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Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Deciduous

Overall Mature Size

Large

Mature Height & Spread

10-12′ x 6-8′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

Pink

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Special Features

Attractive Bark, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#5, #15

Natural Growth Habit

Upright

Sunset Garden Zones

7-10, 12-14, 18-21

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

7

The dark pink flowers of the ‘Sioux’ crepe myrtle bloom over dark green foliage in July and August. Lagerstroemia x ‘Sioux’ also has good maroon fall color.

The deciduous crepe myrtle is among the longest blooming trees.  Flowering periods last from 60 to as much 120 days.  The trees come in heights as short as 18 inches and as tall as 40 ft.  Leaves on most crepe myrtle are alternate and smooth.  The leaf size depends on the variety but the flowers are produced in big clusters.  Depending on the variety crepe myrtles grow as large shrubs or as trees.

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