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PlantFiles: Crepe Myrtle, Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia 'Hopi'

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Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lagerstroemia (la-ger-STREEM-ee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Hopi

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Height:

Spacing:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From hardwood heel cuttings
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive coriaceous On Jan 25, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This has been reliably wood hardy for me in Z6a for over a decade. I rarely see winter dieback. This cultivar is resistant to powdery mildew.

A good bloomer, its flowers are a strong clear pink that's a good color echo with 'Betty Prior' rose.

I suspect the trick to getting crepe myrtles established near the northern limit of their hardiness is to plant specimens that are large enough( at least 3-5 gallons), to plant them in the spring, and to give them good winter protection their first several years.

Blooms here July-September.

My plant has required a hard (and disfiguring) annual spring pruning to keep it to 6'. Its natural height here is at least 10' and probably more.

This is a hybrid between L. indica and L. faurei, bred for winter hardiness and disease resistance in the 1960's/70's by Donald Egolf of the US National Arboretum, after a bad winter killed all the crepe myrtles in the Washington area.

Positive pb09 On Dec 18, 2007, pb09 from Portland, OR wrote:

Excellent Crape Myrtle for the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Shrubby,small tree with pink flowers that appear on average in
late July, reblooms until Oct. Great orange fall color. Needs occasional summer water.

Positive aviator8188 On Jul 16, 2004, aviator8188 from Murphysboro, IL (Zone 7a) wrote:

A hybrid of the Lagerstroemia indica, produced my the Nation Arboretum in Washington, D.C. Has pink flowers with a similiar appearence of the L. indica. It is a bonsai, or "tree" crape reaching over 20 + feet. Leaves are yellow, orange, and red in fall. Blooms until frost in the southern U.S. Grows best in zones 7a -10, but is hardy in zone 6b! Like most tree Crapes, suckers are trimmed from the base and pulled from the ground, to give it that bonsai look.

Regional...

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

Bakersfield, California
Columbia, Maryland
Roslindale, Massachusetts
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Southold, New York
Portland, Oregon
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Reinholds, Pennsylvania
Warminster, Pennsylvania



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