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CHEROKEE CRAPE MYRTLE
Lagerstroemia indica 'Cherokee'

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Photo Locations: The National Arboretum - Washington, DC and Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Powdery mildew resistant.

Family: Lythraceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Oval, Rounded, Umbrella or Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 10 - 15 feet.

Width: 10 - 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Oval, Bronze or Dark Green, Red, Gold, Orange or Multicolored, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Red. Flowers in Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall.

Bark Striking, Light Green, Pink or Red Brown, Exfoliating or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 7 - 10, 12 - 14 and 18 - 21; H1, H2.

USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Moderate Inland.

Seaside Tolerance is Medium in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Powdery Mildew and Texas Root Rot. Susceptible to Aphids, Sooty Mold.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Hedged.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Lagerstroemia indica 'Cherokee' Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 23, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/lagerstroemia-indica-cherokee >

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