Lagerstroemia indica 'Sioux'

Sioux Crape Myrtle

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Sioux Crape Myrtle is a dense upright deciduous shrub with exfoliating bark.  The foliage is a rich dark green before turning burgundy in fall.  The large pink panicles bloom on new wood in summer.  Best color in full sun and rich well-drained soil.  

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

8' - 12'

Spread: 

8’ - 10'

Spacing: 

8'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

6 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Pink

Season of Interest: 

SummerFall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance.  Water Regularly.  Prune back in spring before bloom to promote flowers.  It can be susceptible to leaf spot and powdery mildew.  Watch for aphids and scale. 
LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWildlife GardensUrban Gardens, Foundational Planting, and Hedges.

COMPANION PLANTS: Magnolia, Catmint, Trumpet Vine

IMAGE: Photo by David J. Stang, Lagerstroemia x fauriei Sioux 4zzCC BY-SA 4.0

 

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