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Lagerstroemia 'Apalachee' /Apalachee Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia 'Apalachee'  / Lagerstroemia 'Apalachee'
Purple flowers with yellow stamens
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Purple flowers with yellow stamens

Handsome cinnamon colored bark


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Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia 'Apalachee'
Common Name: Apalachee Crape Myrtle
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Crape Myrtles
Comments: Those with fauri genes, as is this one, have larger leaves and generally have cinnamon brown exfoliating bark. They are less prone to leaf spot, powdery mildew disease and reportedly more resistant to crape myrtle aphids. They are less prone to leaf spot, powdery mildew disease and reportedly more resistant to crape myrtle aphids.