The Sioux crape myrtle (not to be confused with crepe myrtle) tree cultivar will mesmerize with its sensational pretty pink blossoms!
This fast growing tree tree is a very dense, medium-sized crape myrtle that grows to be 15 to 20 feet tall with a 10 to 15 feet wide growth rate spread. The Sioux crape myrtle size makes it perfect to outline landscapes or sides of the house looking for a pop of color.
The Sioux crape myrtle tree features lush, dark green foliage that is highlighted by its beautiful pink flowers that begin to bloom in early spring until early summer to June. Fall color envelopes the small tree in autumn with different colored leaves.
This luminous dark pink flowered tree is an exceptionally fast grower and does best in full sun to partial shade and moist, well-drained soil. The vase shaped outline of this small tree grows best in plant hardiness zones 7,8, and 9 (not the most cold hardy). Prefers alkaline soil and is powdery mildew resistant. A true southern classic!
If you are looking for a slightly more cold tolerant variety of crape myrtle tree: the white flowering Black Diamond may be a good choice. It grows as a shrub or small tree.
This crape myrtle is resistant to most pests and diseases and is partially drought tolerant. It can be grown in a variety of soil types. Be sure to water regularly the first year of planting to establish a strong root system. To plant this crape myrtle dig a hole the size of the growing container. Place the tree to the top of the root ball and fill back with soil. Pack it down but not too tight. The roots need room to expand.
Check out our crape myrtle grow guide here!
Lagerstromia indica 'Sioux'
- Showy pink flowers
- Fast growing
- Drought tolerant
- Fall color