Crape Myrtle: Burgundy Cotton
New foliage on this small tree or shrub is a deep burgundy and complements its tiny white flowers. Known for its mildew resistance, this crape myrtle reaches 6-12 feet tall (5 feet wide). Ideal as an accent, specimen, or in borders to make a bold statement.
Amount of Sunlight: Full sun
Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat
Soil Conditions: Prefers dry, well-drained soil
Cold Hardiness Zone: 7-9
This easy-to-grow evergreen shrub needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Cut back once per year.