Enjoy breathtaking bright red blooms and foliage all summer long with this southern gem, the Arapaho Crape Myrtle tree . Not to be confused with crepe myrtles!
The flowering tree was developed by the National Arboretum for increased powdery mildew resistance and features deep cherry red summer blooms and maroon-tinged foliage plus offers a brilliant fall color. The Arapaho tree has an upright, spreading habit with beautiful, showy bark — great as a small street tree. Can get up to 20 feet tall – while growing 2-3 feet a year.
Plant in groups or in mass plantings or as a hedge, or use as a small roadside accent tree. The dark pink flowers make a great small tree. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Prune for shape and structure after flowering. These are multi trunk, super easy to plant trees that grow well in the south! Driving through South Carolina you will see tons alongside the roads!
The Arapaho Crape Myrtle grows best in full sun but will tolerate some shade, and is adaptable to a variety of soil conditions and is drought resistant once established.
Check out our crape myrtle grow guide here!
- Showy flowers
- Pest & disease resistant
- Attractive bark
- Fast growth rate