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Zuni Purple Crape Myrtle
'Zuni' is one of the few Crape Myrtle trees with true purple flowers. If a stunning floral display is your number one criteria, Zuni should be at the top of the list. It produces an abundance of large, bright purple flower clusters throughout summer. Get all the details below!

Zuni Purple Crape Myrtle

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Zuni Purple Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia Indica  x Fauriei  'Zuni' 

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



Special Attributes

'Zuni' is one of the few Crape Myrtle trees with true purple flowers. If a stunning floral display is your number one criteria, Zuni should be at the top of the list. It produces an abundance of large, bright purple flower clusters throughout summer. The foliage of Zuni is forest green during the season and turns to shades of orange and red-maroon in the fall. Its bark is light brown to tan-white in color. We planted two of these beauties at the entryway of our nursery way back in 1989. At maturity, they now stand 15-20 feet tall and 12-15 feet wide. Hands down, one of if not our favorite of larger growing crape myrtles. 

Because Zuni 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 and 12-15 feet wide, Zuni Crape Myrtle is ideal for use as a single focal-point specimen, in groupings, or in straight or staggered rows to form a screen or delineate a property line or line a driveway. It's also a fine selection for use in landscaped islands, to frame corners in home foundation plantings, and to mark and frame entryways. A fine addition to purple color theme gardens and bird gardens.

Spacing:  10-12' for solid hedge; 20' for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Zuni 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: 7a-9b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub or Tree
Height at Maturity:  15-20'
Width at Maturity: 12-15'
Spacing:  10-12' for solid hedge; 20' for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Bushy, Rounded, Upright, Tall
Growth Rate:  Fast
Flower Color:  Bright Purple
Flowering Period:  All Summer in to Fall - up to 120 days!
Flower Type:  Single flowers in large rounded to elongated 8" clusters
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Forest Green
Fall Foliage Color:  Orange, Red-Maroon
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Bark Color:  Light Brown, Tan, White
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, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Birds
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Moderate Drought, Heat




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