CRAPE MYRTLE: RASPBERRY SUNDAE
LATIN NAME: LAGERSTROEMIA INDICA 'WHIT I'
This fast-growing tree or privacy screen has clusters of pink blooms with white edges all summer. Its glossy green foliage emerges deep red and grows 15 feet tall (12 feet wide). Plant in groups or as an accent to make a statement.
Amount of Sunlight: Full sun
Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat
Soil Conditions: Prefers dry, well-drained soil
Cold Hardiness Zone: 7-10
This easy-to-grow evergreen shrub needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Pruning is recommended once per year.