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Lipan Crapemyrtle

Lagerstroemia 'Lipan'

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Lipan Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia 'Lipan') at Fernwood Garden Center

Lipan Crapemyrtle flowers

Lipan Crapemyrtle flowers

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Lipan Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia 'Lipan') at Fernwood Garden Center

Lipan Crapemyrtle in bloom

Lipan Crapemyrtle in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  25 feet

Spread:  25 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6b

Other Names:  Crape Myrtle, Crepe Myrtle

Description:

This upright shrub or small tree is covered in lovely lavender-pink blooms in summer, followed by orange-russet fall foliage; an attractive focal point for the garden or border

Ornamental Features

Lipan Crapemyrtle is bathed in stunning panicles of lavender frilly flowers with pink overtones at the ends of the branches from early to late summer. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The oval leaves turn orange in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Lipan Crapemyrtle is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous tree 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 tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Lipan Crapemyrtle is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Lipan Crapemyrtle will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree 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 particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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