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Lagerstroemia indica 'Cotton Candy'/Cotton Candy Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Cotton Candy' / Lagerstroemia indica 'Cotton Candy'
Clear pink flowers with many more to come from the heavy bud set
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Clear pink flowers with many more to come from the heavy bud set

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Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia indica 'Cotton Candy'
Common Name: Cotton Candy 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: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Crape Myrtles
Comments: The "Southern Lilac" blooms for 3 to 4 months in the warm part of the year. The autumn color of some can be outstanding. Prune in late winter and remove the spent flower heads immediately after flowering to extend the blooming period. Susceptible to powdery mildew, cercospora leaf spot and crape myrtle aphids.