Acoma Crape Myrtle
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf deciduous shrub, low spreading, semi-dwarf, multi-stemmed, semi-pendulous, to about 10 ft (3 m) tall with a somewhat greater width, branches are reddish, becoming light gray, older branches and trunk develop exfoliating bark. Leaves elliptic to obovate, dark bronze-tinted when young, becoming dark semi-glossy green, and turning dark purple-red in fall. Flowers are pure white with golden anthers, in long, pendulous clusters about 15-19 cm in length.
- Full sun, moist well-drained soil; mildew-resistant. .
- Hardy to USDA Zone 6 A cross of [L. indica ‘Pink Ruffles’ × L. indica] × L. fauriei seedling. [HortScience 21(5):1250-1252(1986)].
- Oregon State Univ. campus: at the 11th Street Gate (Campus Way and 11th St).