Lagerstroemia indica x faueri 'Arapaho'

Crape Myrtle Arapaho

Deciduous Shrub, Tree

A compact tree for small garden spot with an upright and spreading growth habit, fantastic bark, and vivid late summer blooms. Drought tolerant when established but performs best with some supplemental summer water.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even


Size: 180 - 240 tall x 96 - 120 wide
Shape / Form: Upright
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Attractive Bark or Stem, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Dwarf / Compact Plant, Fall Color, Flowers, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Green
Fall Color: Orange, Red Orange, Reliable Fall Color

Flower Color: Burgundy / Maroon, Magenta / Deep Pink, Red
Bloom Season: Jul, Aug, Summer
Flower Shape: Panicle

Fruit Description: Bronze / Copper

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Firewise, Reflected Heat

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Late Summer / Early Fall
Position / Role: canopy
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low, medium

Plant Combos