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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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Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

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

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Burgundy

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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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