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LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Hope'

Image of Lagerstroemia indica 'Hope'

Family

Lythraceae

Botanical Name

LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Hope'

Plant Common Name

Dwarf Crapemyrtle

General Description

This semi-dwarf crapemyrtle is a fairly open branching, deciduous shrub that produces white to light pink flowers. From very early summer onward, 'Hope' produces pink buds and then pale pink blossoms in clusters on branch tips, many with red stems. It is a heat-loving plant that has green leaves with yellow-green undersides in the growing season, turning fully yellow and dropping relatively early in fall.

Crapemyrtle tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils and grows best in hot sunny locations. This cultivar has very good resistance to mildew, a leaf disease. 'Hope' is a low-maintenance, small shrub for the mixed border or foundation planting, where it will contribute early bloom and unusual leaf color.

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

  • Height

    4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m

  • Width

    4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    China, Korea

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Light Pink

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Yellow Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Yellow Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow, Yellow Green

  • Bark Color

    Brown

  • 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

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No