Lagerstroemia 'Acoma'
Common name: 
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).
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