Classic Summer Bloomer in the South!
The Sioux crape myrtle tree (not to be confused with crepe myrtle) cultivar will mesmerize with its sensational pretty pink blossoms!
The crepe myrtle Sioux tree features lush, dark green foliage that is highlighted by its beautiful pink blooms that begin to flower in early spring until early summer to June. Fall color envelopes the small tree in autumn with different colored leaves for a beautiful display.
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.
SIOUX CRAPE MYRTLE CARE
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. Prefers alkaline soil and is powdery mildew resistant. A true southern classic!
The vase shaped outline of this small tree grows best across the United States in USDA plant hardiness zones 7,8, and 9 (not the most cold hardy).
This Sioux pink crape myrtle is resistant to most pests and diseases and is partially drought tolerant. Plus, it’s deer resistant! It can be grown in a variety of soil types once established. Be sure to water regularly the first year of planting to establish a strong root system.
The Sioux Crape myrtle growth rate is moderate to fast with up to 1-1.5 feet of growth per year. This fast growing 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.
How to Plant Sioux Crape Myrtles
To plant this crape myrtle dig a hole the size of the growing container. To plant in the hole, place the tree to the top of the root ball and fill it back with soil. Pack it down but not too tight. The roots need room to expand. This tree does not ship bare root. It is rooted in a container with soil for the health of the tree.
Want to know how to best prune a crape myrtle? Head on over to our recently posted blog on How to Prune Crape Myrtles.
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Check out our crape myrtle grow guide for more information on planting and growing these fast growing trees!
Once your Sioux Crape Myrtle Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.
Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.
No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.
Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.
We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.
Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?
Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.
Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.
Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!
Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.
Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order. Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.
SIOUX CRAPE MYRTLE CARE:
Sioux Crape Myrtles can tolerate minimal shade, but flowering and growth will be most ideal in full sun. They grow well in most average, well-drained soil types and are quite drought tolerant but should be watered regularly during their first year until established. Blooms develop on new growth; so spent blooms should be trimmed to allow a second or even third blooming, depending on the length of the season in your zone. Suckers, or branch growth that develops at the base of the tree should be removed. Heavier pruning of the branches themselves should be avoided until the tree is 3 or more years old unless branches are crossing one another or growing toward structures. In which cases, they should be removed at their base.
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Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.
Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.
Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.
A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.
To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Sioux Crape Myrtle, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!
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Full Sun / Partial Shade
Growing Zones 7, 8, 9
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