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LAGERSTROEMIA 'Hopi'

Image of Lagerstroemia 'Hopi'

James H. Schutte

Family

Lythraceae

Botanical Name

LAGERSTROEMIA 'Hopi'

Plant Common Name

Hopi Crapemyrtle, Hybrid Crapemyrtle

General Description

This crapemyrtle cultivar is a mildew-resistant, hybrid, deciduous shrub with eye-catching clusters of pink flowers in summer and more color in fall when the leaves turn orange-red to dark-red. It is a tall, upright, multi-stemmed shrub that can be used as an accent plant or as an informal hedge or screen.

Like most crapemyrtles, ‘Hopi' grows and flowers best in full sun to partial sun in well-drained average soil. Pruning the the spent branch tips after the first flowering often leads to a smaller, second flowering by early autumn. Severely pruning the crowns of crapemyrtles, called hat-racking, is a harmful, unhealthy landscaper's practice.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    11 - 6

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    7 - 10

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Bloom Time

    Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Drought, Soil Compaction

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Pink, Light Pink

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Orange, Orange Red

  • Bark Color

    Tan, Ivory

  • Bark Color Modifier

    Spotted/Mottled

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    Yes

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds

  • Self-Sowing

    No