Crape Myrtle, Crepe Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Raspberry Sundae'

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

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 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:

Red

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Bronze-Green

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:

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Mountain View Acres, California

Paradise, California

Gainesville, Florida

Hollywood, Florida

Ocala, Florida

Gaithersburg, Maryland

Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Raleigh, North Carolina

Winston Salem, North Carolina

Stillwater, Oklahoma

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Lenoir City, Tennessee

Austin, Texas

Houston, Texas

Hurst, Texas

Lubbock, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 11, 2003, lolaj from Lubbock, TX wrote:

Thrives with almost total neglect; blooms on new growth; deadwood needs yearly removal in late fall/early spring; prefers full sun; withstands high winds but loses blooms; provides excellent shade planted in front of south-facing windows.