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LAGERSTROEMIA indica (FLEMING FILLIGREES™ SERIES)

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Family

Lythraceae

Botanical Name

LAGERSTROEMIA indica( FLEMING FILLIGREES™ SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Crapemyrtle

General Description

The crapemyrtles in this series are about as dwarf as they come. Hybridized in Lincoln, Nebraska by the Fleming brothers, Fleming Filligree® cultivars are also hardier, heavy flowering and maintain densely-branched, uniform habits.

Crapemyrtles are heat-loving, summer flowering shrubs that originate from China. They are best known for their large clusters of brightly colored blooms that appear at the branch tips. Selections in the Fleming Filligree® series come in shades of coral, red and violet.

The glossy leaves emerge pale green to bronze in the spring, turn dark to medium green in the summer, then transition to bronze, yellow, orange or red in the fall. Normally, mature plants adopt a vase-shaped habit, but these compact plants stay bushy and low.

Crapemyrtles are tolerant of a wide range of well draining soil types and grow best in hot sunny locations. Once established, they are quite drought tolerant. Foliar powdery mildew can occasionally be a problem.

These small shrubs are ideal for massing in shrub or mixed borders. They are also well-suited to container plantings.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 6

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

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

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    15"-18" / 38.1cm - 45.7cm

  • Width

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    China, Korea

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Red, Coral, Violet

  • Fruit Color

    Chocolate, Black

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow, Red, Orange

  • Bark Color

    Sandy Brown, Gray

  • 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

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    Yes

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Exfoliating

  • Usage

    Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No