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: Scarlet (Dark Red)
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer
Foliage: Deciduous 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)
On Jun 5, 2006, hershey1 from Hummelstown, PA wrote:
Planted about a three ft CS right about Sept 1st of last year. Even protected this is the only crape myrtle of mine that had top dieback and I have 3 others. It is absolutely beautiful when in bloom and non-fading also. I'd like to say that the top dieback was attributed to the late planting last year but who knows.
I want to see how it comes back this year and it might surprise me with a strong rebound. I am already seeing some strong bottom growth but want to see how agressive it comes back!