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Hopi Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Hopi'

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-t- Planting Mix
Hopi Crape Myrtle Planting Mix

Helps your Hopi Crape Myrtle get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95
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It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

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Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors
(hardy down to 0℉)



Growing Zones 6-9 outdoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

4-10 ft.

Mature Width:

4-10 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Spacing:

8-10 ft.

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Drought Tolerance:

Moderate

Botanical Name:

Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Hopi'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ



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Long Lasting Color On A Space Saving Tree

The Hopi Crape Myrtle can be referred to as the ‘winter hardy’ crape because it’s cold tolerant to growing zone six. It can handle large amounts of snow, ice and freezing temperatures that other crape varieties cant.

Hopi Crape Myrtles grace the landscape with large clusters of light pink blooms that last for an entire four months, from June until September. When other flowering trees have dropped their blooms your Hopi Crape Myrtle will continue to produce more and more vibrant blossoms.

The Hopi Crape Myrtle has a rounded canopy that’s filled with lush, dark green leaves that serve as a backdrop for the pink flowers to pop against. This allows the flowers to shine even brighter in the landscape while attracting tons of attention.

Even more color comes in the fall once the Hopi Crape Myrtle’s leaves turn bright shades of red, yellow and orange. The fiery color stands out by being more vivid and brighter than the competition.

Winter is also a colorful season with the Hopi Crape Myrtle because they have multiple trunks with peeling bark with a gorgeous grey hue. The grey bark fades away to reveal younger bright cinnamon colored bark underneath that warms the landscape.

Hopi Crape Myrtles are the perfect choice for those looking for tons of color on a smaller tree that won’t take over the landscape. While other Crape Myrtle varieties reach heights of 30 feet or more the Hopi Crape Myrtle tops out at only 10 feet. 

The Hopi Crape Myrtle’s compact size allows it to be planted anywhere. It’s perfect for planting in tight spaces close to structures like by the driveway or sidewalk and under power lines. 

Best of all, Hopi Crape Myrtles are excellent choices for container growing. Their space saving stature allows them to thrive in pots. They look great in pots framing entryways and accenting porches.

By being cold hardy, drought resistant and heat tolerant, as well as pest and disease resistant nothing stops the Hopi Crape Myrtle from blooming for months. 





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Very Impressed!
I ordered my Hopi in April, 2016, from Fast Growing Trees. It arrived right on time, in a gallon sized light weight plastic pot. Fast Growing Trees does an excellent job of packaging their trees. The pot is encased in a plastic bag, twisted around the tree trunk, and fastened to prevent the soil from falling out during shipping. They also secured it in the box with cardboard stapled around the tree and braced against the pot which prevents it from crushing the tree if it's tipped upside down. The tree itself was outstanding quality!
April 14, 2016
Chino
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
10
hopi crape myrtle
What a pleasant surprise . The tree is beautiful. Has flowers in the first week and lots of new growth. Will buy more.
August 30, 2016
Simi Valley, CA
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
9
My myrtle crape.
I love the way it came shipped. No pruning was necessary. The instructions was clear for planting. I got two and so far so good. I have even seen growth thanks to my husband love of gardening. I will order again thought i was getting red but the pink is lovely.
September 2, 2016
Warrensville heights , OH
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
6
This is my first year with the tree. . So fat it is doing very well. In fact over of the 2 that I bought already had little bus on it.
July 16, 2016
pomton plains, NJ
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
7
So far so good
The Myrtle came in perfect healthy condition and its now doing well in our new home. Hope it can through the cold winter safety.
The Myrtle came in perfect healthy condition .Hope it can through the cold winter safety.
The Myrtle came in perfect healthy condition .Hope it can through the cold winter safety.
October 3, 2016
Medfield, MA
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
6
Great trees
We ordered 3 Crape Myrtles & when they arrived I was pretty sceptical that they would be ok. They looked like dead sticks. We followed the planting instructions & they all have lots of healthy new growth & look like they are thriving. We have only had them for about a month so time will tell but so far they look good. I have never planted a tree before & have very little gardening experience. I would definitely order from this company again.
May 8, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
7
Love crepe myrtles
My crepe myrtle arrived a little dry but we planted it right away and it has been doing fine. I put it in a flower bed where my old dogwood tree died. I chose the crepe myrtle because it grows fst and I wanted to fill in the empty space left by the lose of my dogwood.. I will post a picture in the spring on its progress.
Thank you
September 22, 2016
Evansville, IN
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
6
Hopi Crape Myrtle
The tree was strong, healthy and flowering beautifully on arrival and for days afterwards.
August 30, 2016
FL
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
10
It was very.easy to place the orderror. It arrived on time and very well packaged. Planted the tree and waiting now to grow
September 6, 2016
Chino Hills , CA
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
10
Great Performer
Beautiful, it blooms Great around June or July till it gets to hot or a hurricane takes all the blooms off. Then when cool it reblooms again usually end September or October until it gets time for it to start losing leaves. You will receive lots of compliments. You will not be disappointed,
September 18, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
9

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Hopi Crape Myrtle


Hopi Crape Myrtle Planting Diretions

The Hopi Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Hopi') is a dwarf/semi-dwarf crape that matures to a height/width of anywhere between 4-10 feet tall. This compact maturity is great for smaller areas you’re looking to fill in with some more color. It’s one of the more cold tolerant crapes since it can be grown in USDA growing zones 6-9 whereas normal crapes will not typically grow well in any zone lower than 7. It’s a moderately fast grower pushing out a 1-2 feet of growth each year and will bloom a decorative light pink color providing they’re are in a full sun location. These are also one of the few crapes you can keep potted if looking to maintain its dwarf height.

Choosing a location: Crapes are FULL SUN lovers so try and find a spot where they will get as much sun as possible. Without the proper exposure your blooming will be substantially reduced or it may not bloom at all. The Hopi is very adaptable to many soil types so just be sure that the area you’re looking to plant has adequate drainage when watering.

Planting directions:
1) After you have found your planting area, make your hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep.
2) Carefully remove the myrtle’s root ball from the container. Lightly tapping the container around the bottom will help free it up without causing too much damage to the root system.
3) Lightly comb your hands over the root ball to free up the roots a bit before planting.
4) Place your tree in the hole and make sure that the root crown (where the root ball meets the trunk(s) of the tree) is level with the soil surface. Crapes need to be able to pull oxygen into their root systems so covering them too much may inhibit their growth.
5) Tamp down the soil lightly as you backfill the hole to prevent air pockets from forming and then water after you’ve finished to settle the soil.
6) Mulch the area around the tree to conserve water moisture and deter competing weeds and grasses from growing.

Watering: Myrtles are quite drought tolerant but may need a bit more attention with watering during the hot summer season. Depending on your soil, there may need to be more frequent waterings, especially those with very sandy soils. After planting, water regularly to start. If the climate is hot you may need to water up to five times weekly especially in lighter soils. During the cooler seasons you’ll only need to water once weekly. Proper soil moisture is important in the hot season so that you’ll have a healthier tree and better looking blooms.

Pruning: Crape pruning is always a “mixed bag” if asking anyone when and how to prune. “Crape murder” is a common term heard with those who go far beyond what is necessary when trimming their myrtles. Prune in the late winter before any of the growth begins. If done in the late fall you will jeopardize the tree’s dormancy state which can lead to the tree dying. Sterilize your cutting tools with rubbing alcohol to ensure no pathogens infect the tree and always make your cuts at a 45 degree angle.

Some prefer to chop off all of the branches at a uniformed height every year leaving the stubs for the winter season that form a ball of growth in the springtime. This is good for height control and a uniformed border but can commonly result in knobby stems and bunchy growths that are easily susceptible to disease and aphid pests. This is where the term “crape murder” comes into play. Only a light pruning of the myrtle is needed to encourage plenty of blooms but “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” when it comes to choosing the shape of your crapes.

For a more graceful tree shape, remove all but 4-5 strong trunks and then remove the lateral branches around the bottom ½ of the tree. To encourage branching, make your cuts on the longer, leggy limbs. Try not to over prune too early, do your basic pruning then allow the tree to grow a bit and then continue shaping over time. Remove any damaged, diseased, or crossing branches during the late winter. Also be sure to remove any suckers or low growths to prevent your crape from looking more shrub-like.

Fertilizing: Your Hopi Crape will greatly benefit from an annual feeding of a high nitrogen fertilizer such as a 20-10-10 slow release formula in the early spring season. If you care to fertilize twice, feed the tree again roughly two months later. Slow release fertilizer will cut back on sucker growths but be aware, excessive fertilizing can lead to tree and limb growth but will inhibit the blooms from forming due to excess amounts of nitrogen.

Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this?
Fast-Growing-Trees.com Store
Color and growth. Being in the northeast, one needs to consider sometimes the coldest winters
John C on Jul 10, 2018
Beautiful trees, for zone 6, rare in this area
SMogren on Jun 17, 2018
Color and growth. Being in the northeast, one needs to consider sometimes the coldest winters
John C on Jul 10, 2018
Beautiful plant!
Beth W on Jun 20, 2018
Beautiful trees, for zone 6, rare in this area
SMogren on Jun 17, 2018
Beauty and color
Susan G on Jun 11, 2018
I bought the Hopi Crape Myrtle because it is suppose to be tolerant to the St. Louis area.
Lavada S on Jun 6, 2018
I am a continued customer from Fast Growing trees. Their trees are delivered on excellent conditions. I recommended them as the best company on sale trees.
FELIPE R on May 26, 2018
beautiful tree right zone
timothy w r on May 21, 2018
Who wouldn't love a tree with flowers.
Patty on May 3, 2018
wanted a cold hardy crepe myrtle shrub in this color
Virginia B on Apr 26, 2018
My China Berry tree which is over 100 years old will be cut down! Want to replace my void!
Marjes J on Apr 23, 2018
Crape Myrtles are one of my favorite types of ornamental trees.
Mary C on Jan 29, 2018
After spending a lot of time and effort looking online for crepe myrtles, I happened to find what I wanted,right here, the plants were received in beautiful condition,well packaged, and this Spring they were outstanding, the plants grew about 18inches and the flowers were terrific!
Benjamin L on Sep 14, 2017
It says i can grow it in pot. I will plant it in a pot so i can
easily
keep it inside the house during winter times.
JULIET S on Jun 19, 2017
Wanted something small for my front yard and that has beautiful flowers on it.
Ellen R on Jun 10, 2017
Minimal height and beauty
Gillian P on May 29, 2017
Looking for a flowering tree that would not be over 10' tall when fully grown. Lived in other states that do not have frost or snow and had crepe myrtles. Beautiful trees and happy to find one that will grow in my area!
Elizabeth D on Apr 18, 2017
The following attributes influenced my decision: compact size, zone hardiness, drought tolerance, salt tolerance, potability, color, long blooming season, fall foliage color.
J.L. P on Apr 17, 2017
I love the color
Diana H on Apr 11, 2017
Low cost
ROBERT U on Apr 5, 2017
Want this beauty for privacy and color
Linda H on Apr 4, 2017
Like the colors and is a nice size
Ignacio O on Apr 4, 2017
Right size for the area & color
Jane M on Mar 28, 2017
Long blooming, allergy free and hardiness for my area.
Stephanie C on Mar 13, 2017
Best for size, color and zone.
dennis d on Mar 6, 2017
Will grow in our area of Ohio and we have great enjoyment and compliments on the Red Rocket we ordered several years ago
Julie T on Mar 5, 2017
like color
Horace C on Nov 28, 2016
Shopping for tree that flower - and found it to be a beautiful tree...hope it grows for me, may order more.
Cesar J R on Nov 14, 2016
Color and size.
cynthia h on Oct 26, 2016
landscaping
Denise B on Oct 2, 2016
Colour
Patricia L on Sep 25, 2016
To plant in between the taller Catawba Crape Myrtles...I think the height and color contrast is going to line the back of my property line beautifully.
Brenda L on Sep 19, 2016
Winter hardy
Joan R on Aug 31, 2016
I saw this tree on a trip to Maryland and contacted FGT since I have done business and were very satisfied with the service.
Arthur A on Aug 31, 2016
Based on the description they. Should do well. In my climate zone (7). Also they appear to be a good fit for the area I want to plant them in. And, they will add much needed color to my yard during the summer months.
Edward W on Aug 29, 2016
My old Dogwood died and I love crepe myrtles so a fast growing Hopi seemed to fill the bill for replacement. Looking forward to long lasting pink flowers.
Carol K on Aug 29, 2016
I wanted a flowering tree that would produce great color for an extended amount of time but not grow too tall. I also needed a tree that can thrive in a minimum of 4 hours of sunlight a day for the desired area that I will be planting my Hopi Crape Myrtles. I am excited about this project and I look forward to seeing this addition to my back yard. Thank you.
Faye B on Aug 24, 2016
Smaller size to be used close to driveway, drought tolerant less watering during hot summer months.
Waltraud B on Aug 6, 2016
LOVE THE FLOWERS
PAMELA C on Aug 5, 2016
Because I have similar ones in my yard
Rehenia P on Aug 3, 2016
Need shade in an area where I just wasn't sure what could handle the Miami sun. The reviews really helped and it's a pretty tree to have in front of the driveway
Maruchy P on Aug 3, 2016
love crape myrtle, hope we can now grow them in Ohio
leslie l on Jul 24, 2016
You had in stock what I was looking for.
Sylvia D. G on Jul 18, 2016
I love this tree
Jeanne N on Jul 4, 2016
Love the colors and to get some shade
Alma R on Jun 29, 2016
It is tolerant of colder weather and has good fall color.
Pamela K on Jun 22, 2016
I wanted a small, flowering, hardy tree for my front yard, and this tree will be a great addition. I love the fact that the tree is long flowering.
Cheryl E on Jun 17, 2016
I purchased this Hopi Crape Myrtle because of the good reputation of Fast Growing Trees. They have several shipping locations which also helps if there are shipping restrictions in your State. Their shipments are also backed by a Google Trusted Stores Program.
Marcia G on Apr 3, 2016
Beautiful plant!
Beth W on Jun 20, 2018
Beauty and color
Susan G on Jun 11, 2018
Can you prune this tree to keep the height around 5 feet? If so, when is the best time to prune?
Georgie on Oct 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Pruning: Crape pruning is always a “mixed bag” if asking anyone when and how to prune. “Crape murder” is a common term heard with those who go far beyond what is necessary when trimming their myrtles. Prune in the late winter before any of the growth begins. If done in the late fall you will jeopardize the tree’s dormancy state which can lead to the tree dying. Sterilize your cutting tools with rubbing alcohol to ensure no pathogens infect the tree and always make your cuts at a 45 degree angle.

Some prefer to chop off all of the branches at a uniformed height every year leaving the stubs for the winter season that form a ball of growth in the springtime. This is good for height control and a uniformed border but can commonly result in knobby stems and bunchy growths that are easily susceptible to disease and aphid pests. This is where the term “crape murder” comes into play. Only a light pruning of the myrtle is needed to encourage plenty of blooms but “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” when it comes to choosing the shape of your crapes.

For a more graceful tree shape, remove all but 4-5 strong trunks and then remove the lateral branches around the bottom ½ of the tree. To encourage branching, make your cuts on the longer, leggy limbs. Try not to over prune too early, do your basic pruning then allow the tree to grow a bit and then continue shaping over time. Remove any damaged, diseased, or crossing branches during the late winter. Also be sure to remove any suckers or low growths to prevent your crape from looking more shrub-like.
What time of year is best to plant these? I'm in zone 8b, Port Angeles, WA.
judith b on Oct 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Fall would be a great time to plant the Hopi crape myrtle in your area of Port Angeles. Very mild and a lot of root growth should occur during this time. Do not fertilize until spring, though. Good luck with the plant and place it in the sunniest spot possible.
are these trees seedlings ?
JOHN K on Feb 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: John, If I understand your question, when I ordered my trees I had a choice to order one you would find in a one or a three gallon container. They do a great job of wrapping and ship so they are ready to be replanted and are in excellent condition. I think they are usually about one or three feet. I didn't get much growth the first year but it seemed very healthy and was likely putting down strong roots. Hope that helps. Ray
I am considering the Hopi as a foundation plant in a location that gets about 4.5 hrs of afternoon sun (zone 8). Is this enough sun? Also how much watering will it need during our 100+ degree temps?
Lilly on Aug 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Crapes are FULL SUN lovers so try and find a spot where they will get as much sun as possible. Without the proper exposure your blooming will be substantially reduced or it may not bloom at all. The Hopi is very adaptable to many soil types so just be sure that the area you’re looking to plant has adequate drainage when watering

Myrtles are quite drought tolerant but may need a bit more attention with watering during the hot summer season. Depending on your soil, there may need to be more frequent waterings, especially those with very sandy soils. After planting, water regularly to start. If the climate is hot you may need to water up to five times weekly especially in lighter soils. During the cooler seasons you’ll only need to water once weekly. Proper soil moisture is important in the hot season so that you’ll have a healthier tree and better looking blooms.
Will this tree survive the winters in Manchester, CT?
Lisa S on May 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 6-10. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
Will hopi crape Myrtle grow in zone 5? What about the cold winters?
Bonnie B on Mar 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I live in Zone 5 and bought several Crepe Myrtle trees that can live in this zone as indicated by this chart. I mulch around my trees and give it some protection during the winter months and from any critters that might want to chew on baby sibling trees. I have had great success with my trees so far. They do take some time to show life in the Spring, but don't let this scare you. They bloom much later than normal trees. I received good healthy trees from Fast Growing Trees. In fact, I plan on ordering more Crepe Myrtle trees this spring from them.
They are so pretty....
When is the best planting time in south, west Connecticut?
Mejs1961 on Nov 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Late fall to early spring and even in the summer.
I’m florida, can I plant this tree now (in June)?
Amanda R on Jun 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: With extra care you can plant in the summer, by planting in the evening after the sun goes down, so it will not get leaf burn. Giving it extra water and putting a 3-4 inch of mulch (keeping a few inches away from the trunk) to help retain moisture during hot dry weather.
Would I be able to plant this in a pot? Also I live in Upstate NY is this tree able to survive cold winters?
Rema H on May 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hopi does great in containers with good drainage and regular watering until established. Hopi is drought tolerant, heat tolerant and disease resistant. It is cold hard hard in zones 6 thru 9 down to 0 degrees. If You are looking for a great crapemyrtle then I would recommend Hopi .

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