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Seminole Crapemyrtle*

Lagerstroemia indica 'Seminole'

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Seminole Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica 'Seminole') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Seminole Crapemyrtle flowers

Seminole Crapemyrtle flowers

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Seminole Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica 'Seminole') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Seminole Crapemyrtle in bloom

Seminole Crapemyrtle in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

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

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Other Names:  Crape Myrtle, Crepe Myrtle

Description:

This variety is a mildew resistant crapemyrtle with a semi-dwarf semi-pendulous habit; lovely florets in shades of pink bloom luxuriously all summer long for a constant stunning display; it is adaptable to many soils

Ornamental Features

Seminole Crapemyrtle is draped in stunning panicles of pink frilly flowers at the ends of the branches from early to late summer. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The oval leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Seminole Crapemyrtle is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

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

Seminole Crapemyrtle is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Seminole Crapemyrtle will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub 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 is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Seminole Crapemyrtle makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Its large size and upright habit of growth lend it for use as a solitary accent, or in a composition surrounded by smaller plants around the base and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

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

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