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Lagerstroemia indica 'Powhatan'

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Powhatan Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica 'Powhatan') at Meadows Farms Nurseries

Powhatan Crapemyrtle flowers

Powhatan Crapemyrtle flowers

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Powhatan Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica 'Powhatan') at Meadows Farms Nurseries

Powhatan Crapemyrtle in bloom

Powhatan Crapemyrtle in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  25 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6b

Other Names:  Crape Myrtle, Crepe Myrtle


This stunning ornamental shrub or small tree produces volumes of lovely lavender-pink blooms in summer, followed by yellow-orange fall foliage; a captivating landscape focal point when mature

Ornamental Features

Powhatan Crapemyrtle is clothed in stunning panicles of pink frilly flowers with lavender overtones at the ends of the branches from early to late summer. It has attractive dark green foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The oval leaves are highly ornamental and turn orange in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Powhatan Crapemyrtle is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Powhatan Crapemyrtle is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Powhatan Crapemyrtle will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

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