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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Brown
  • Tan
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Brand*
  • Whitcomb Crapemyrtle
Cultural Information*
  • Powdery Mildew - Low Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
  • Root Rot - Moderate Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Red
Growth Habit*
  • Dwarf/Small Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Red/Brilliant Red
  • Dark Yellow/Gold
  • Orange/Brilliant Orange
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Bees
  • Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type*
  • Shrub
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Moist
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Average
  • Well-Drained
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Summer Flowering
  • Spring
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Mass Planting
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Cut Flowers
  • Border Plant
  • Under Power Lines
  • Accent Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Lagerstroemia is easy to grow, and adapt to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

Interesting Notes

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TIGHTWAD® CRAPEMYRTLE

Lagerstroemia indica 'Tightwad'
PP11312 Plant propagation prohibited

Buy Tightwad® Crapemyrtle online. Crimson flower buds open to light red flowers with white on some pedals. New leaves are wine red, changing to purplish green.Foliage exhibits high mildew resistance.An introduction from Dr.Carl Whitcomb of Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Mature Height:

18-24 Inches

Mature Spread:

24 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

6-9

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Lythraceae · Common Name: Crapemyrtle

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

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Purchase TIGHTWAD® CRAPEMYRTLE Online

Jumbo gallon Potted

SKU: 9780

(4.04 qrts / 3.82 liters)
(13 units available now - S)

Standard Package




$35.00

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Root Pouch 3 gallon

SKU: 8187

(3.17 gallons / 12 liters)
(15 units available now - S)

Standard Package Grown in Root Pouch®.




$75.00

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Mayfield, KY
June 2018

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