Crepe Myrtle, Crape Myrtle 'Arapaho'


Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lagerstroemia (la-ger-STREEM-ee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Arapaho
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10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


10-12 ft. (3-3.6 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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer


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Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

By air layering

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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

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

Paradise, California

Beverly Hills, Florida

Deland, Florida

Hollywood, Florida

Colbert, Georgia

Patterson, Georgia

Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

Gaithersburg, Maryland

Silver Spring, Maryland

Birch Tree, Missouri

Portland, Oregon

Cleveland, South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Austin, Texas

Freeport, Texas

Houston, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 24, 2008, Poohszoo from Denver, CO wrote:

I would love to plant one of these beautiful Arapaho Trees in a 3 foot wide planting hole in the middle of my full sun cement patio to provide some much needed shade.

All the information I can find says to plant the root ball pretty shallow. I certainly don't want to ruin my concrete.

I am in Denver, so I hope I can grow one here.


On Apr 1, 2008, carol13 from Glen Burnie, MD wrote:

Planted an Arapaho CM last year (newest variety - gets to about 20ft by 15ft with bright red blooms). Had it in a large pot on my patio for a couple wks to acclimate & I got hummingbirds for the first time! Here's hoping it thrives.


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

Deep red flowers and fall color in Portland, OR. Blooms Aug.-Sept.
Gawky habit, fast growing and tall.