Lagerstroemia 'Sioux'

Sioux Dark Pink Crapemyrtle

Lagerstroemia 'Sioux' is one of John Barbour's favorite crapemyrtles. The vividly colored flowers are intensely pleasurable from July to September. Exceptionally glossy deep green summer foliage can hardly be beat by any tree. When the cool autumn nights prevail, the foliage display gets even better with an impressively colorful flourish. Sioux Dark Pink Crapemyrtle is an excellent crapemyrtle for narrow spaces because its upright, narrow habit is maintained even in full bloom. Useful because the restrained proportions (20' tall by 12' wide) set it apart from the larger tree-sized crapemyrtle hybrids. Though restrained, it is vigorous and tough!

Category: Small flowering tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 6b to 10
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Color: Reddish purple
Flower: Dark pink
Bark: Exfoliating gray and brown colors
Winter Interest: Exfoliating colors on the trunk and branches
Texture: Medium
Shape: Upright vase-shaped trunks with a rounded head
Mature Size: 20' tall by 12' wide
Growth Rate: Medium
Adaptability: Lagerstroemia Sioux prefers a moist, well-drained, acid soil, but it is drought tolerant; urban tolerant; heat tolerant