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PlantFiles: Crepe Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'White Chocolate'

Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lagerstroemia (la-ger-STREEM-ee-a) (Info)
Species: indica (IN-dih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: White Chocolate

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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Grown for foliage
Good Fall Color

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jamie68 On Sep 21, 2006, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

A newer Crepe Myrtle, and one I really like!! The foliage is a wonderful, glossy, wine/maroon color when new, and is a gorgeous backdrop for the pure white flowers! It isn't a very large growing variety - 8-10ft - and stays nice and shapely with little to no pruning....just a very nice Myrtle


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chelsea, Alabama
San Leandro, California
Colbert, Georgia
Cordele, Georgia
Mechanicsville, Maryland
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Houston, Texas (2 reports)
Rowlett, Texas
Sammamish, Washington
Vancouver, Washington

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