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Yuma Crapemyrtle*

Lagerstroemia 'Yuma'

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Yuma Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia 'Yuma') at Hicks Nurseries

Yuma Crapemyrtle flowers

Yuma Crapemyrtle flowers

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Yuma Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia 'Yuma') at Hicks Nurseries

Yuma Crapemyrtle in bloom

Yuma Crapemyrtle in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  7a

Other Names:  Crape Myrtle, Crepe Myrtle

Description:

This highly ornamental and long flowering variety is covered in lovely lavender-pink blooms in summer, followed by yellow-orange fall foliage; a captivating focal point for the garden or border

Ornamental Features

Yuma Crapemyrtle is clothed in stunning panicles of lavender frilly flowers with pink overtones at the ends of the branches from early summer to early fall. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The oval leaves turn orange in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Yuma Crapemyrtle is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous tree with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Yuma Crapemyrtle is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Yuma Crapemyrtle will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features