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Double Feature Red Crape Myrtle

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Double Feature® Red Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit IX' PP#23559

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-10a  Find Your Zone >

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6b, where this Crape Myrtle is not winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.

Special Attributes

The fantastic Double Feature® Crape Myrtle is breaking new ground with it's continual blooming habit and low maintenance characteristics. It's non-stop brilliant wine-red blooms first appear in June and continue until the first heavy frost. New growth of small wine-red leaves transition to lovely dark green. This reblooming shrub produces no seed capsules, reblooming on the same panicles. As a semi-dwarf Crape Myrtle, mature size is only 6-8 feet in height and width, forming a dense, perfect ball, requiring little to no pruning.

Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing to 6-8 feet tall depending on pruning, and 6-8 feet or so wide, Double Feature Red Crape Myrtle is an ideal selection for smaller garden spaces, and containers. It can be grown as a shrub or lower branches can be removed to form a very attractive small tree, making it an excellent choice for use as a specimen or accent in sunny home foundation plantings or landscape borders. Also makes a very colorful hedge and is spectacular in groupings. Whether planted as a specimen or in groupings, this is one plant that is sure to stand out in the landscape!

Spacing:  6' for solid hedge; 9' for space between plants

Cultural Preferences
Double Feature Crape Myrtle is very easy to grow. It is not picky about soil type provided the soil is well-drained. A moist but well-drained soil of average fertility is preferred. Full sun is preferred and results in heavier flower production. Light shade is tolerated but flowering will be diminished in more shade. Has shown excellent resistance to powdery mildew and is quite drought tolerant when established.

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Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-10a  Find Your Zone >
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub or Tree
Height at Maturity:  6-8'
Width at Maturity: 6-8'
Spacing:  6-8' for hedge row, 9'+ for space in between
Growth Habit / Form:  Bushy, Rounded, Upright
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:   Deep Fushcia Red to Wine Red
Flowering Period:  Summer, Early Fall
Flower Type:  Single flowers in large rounded to elongated clusters
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Dark Green
Fall Foliage Color:  
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Bark Color:  Grey, Light Brown
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun
Water Needs:  Average, low when established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt 
Soil Drainage:  Well Drained
Soil pH:  5.0 - 6.5
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Moderate Drought, Heat

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