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Miami Pink Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Miami'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-9b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7a, where this Crape Myrtle variety is not reliably 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

'Miami' is one of the famous 'Fauriei Hybrid' Crape Myrtle which are totally resistant to powdery mildew. Miami's rich-green foliage provides a wonderful backdrop for the gorgeous 6-7 inch long clusters of vibrant deep-pink flowers throughout most of summer and into early fall. The beautiful fall leaf color is orange to red. The bark is intermingled colors of chestnut brown, light gray, and tan providing winter interest after the leaves drop in mid to late fall.

As mentioned, because Miami is a 'Fauriei Hybrid', it is totally resistant to powdery mildew; an unsightly disease which shows up during summer as a white powdery substance that covers the leaves on many other types of crape myrtle.

Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing to 15-20 feet tall depending on pruning, and 10-15 feet or so wide, Miami Crape Myrtle is an ideal selection for the garden or large containers. It can be grown as a shrub or lower branches can be removed to form a very attractive small to medium tree, making it an excellent choice for use as a single focal point specimen or accent in sunny home foundation plantings, landscaped islands, landscape borders, or to mark entryways or corners. Also makes a very colorful hedge and is spectacular in groupings. Whether planted as a specimen or in groupings, this is one tree that is sure to stand out in the landscape!

Spacing:  10' for solid hedge; 20' for space between plants

Cultural Preferences

Miami 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.

Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to find helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and care for Crape Myrtle trees.

Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-9b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Tree, Fauriei Hybrid
Height at Maturity:  15-20'
Width at Maturity:  10-15'
Spacing:  10' for solid hedge or screen, 20'+ for space in between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Upright, Broad Canopy, Rounded Canopy
Growth Rate:  Fast
Flower Color:  Deep Pink
Flowering Period:  Mid-Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Flower Type:  Single flowers in large rounded to elongated clusters
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Rich Green
Fall Foliage Color:  Orange, Red
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Bark Color:  Gray, Tan, Chestnut 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

Plant Long & Prosper!

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