Lagerstroemia indicta x fauriei
8 to 10' at maturity
Drought tolerant when established
USDA Zone 7a-9b
White Chocolate is a hardy Crape Myrtle with dark burgundy leaves that contrast beautifully with creamy white clustered blooms.
The tree can reach 10 to 12' tall and 6 to 8' wide at maturity. The tree is a perpetual bloomer so the white blossoms cover the tree over a long blooming period.
Like most Crape Myrtles, the White Chocolate is tolerant of a multiple soils including clay. Once established, the trees are drought-tolerant in USDA zones 7 through 9.
White Chocolate blooms from the first year of growth. This plant begins to bloom at a very young age and foliage and color contrast over a long period in the landscape. Blooms often begin in late April and continue through August if provided moderate moisture. The tree provides a stunning winter accent during the winter with dramatic peeling texture and white stems. The White Chocolate is often a multi-stemmed tree which enhances winter interest.
The plant being offered are 4th year tree branching. It is well-rooted and being grown in a 2-gal container. Top-growth averages 8" to 10". Plant is currently dormant and has not bloomed to date.
Excess soil will be removed. Roots will be encased in dampened materials to retain moisture and the roots will then be protected by plastic. The plant is labeled with common and botanical names.
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