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Lagerstroemia 'Arapaho'

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

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Height:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Red

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Poohszoo 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.

Positive carol13 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.

Positive pb09 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.

Regional...

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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