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: White/Near White
Bloom Time: Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall Mid 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: Patented
Propagation Methods: From herbaceous stem cuttings From woody stem cuttings From softwood cuttings From semi-hardwood cuttings From hardwood cuttings By simple layering By air layering
Seed Collecting: N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed
On Jun 12, 2012, ery from Bayshore, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:
Although the blooms are extraordinary and aptly named 'Burgundy Cotton', after a big rain, the limbs touch the ground. The limbs are rather thin and in three years have not thickened nor become stronger. Thus far, their flexibility has prevented breakage. However, I expect at some point they will break which tempts me to cut off the gorgeous blooms. Has anyone experienced this problem and found a solution other than cutting off the bloom?
On Jul 27, 2010, trackinsand from mid central, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
imho, this is the only Crape Myrtle to have! lol
it leafs out earlier than all others in the area, starts blooming earlier and continues to bloom all the way through late fall. the dramatic plum-colored new foliage is striking. if it has a downside, it would be that the first flush of flowers are normally so huge and heavy that branches will snap. i try to trim those back a bit when they start to droop too much. the second flush is much more well behaved. the flowers are white but with a nice pink tinge to them.
On Jan 23, 2008, nifty413 from Garland, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
Originally given the invalid (according to the standards of the "International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants") cultivar name 'Whit VI'. 'Burgundy Cotton®' is the improperly trademarked (also according to the "ICNCP") cultivar name owned by Lacebark, Inc.; U.S. Plant Patent #14438.