Growing Zones: 6-10 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 13-20 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 8-12 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Lagerstroemia x 'Sioux'
- Does Not Ship To:
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Vibrant Pink Blooms, Summer to Fall
Why Sioux Crape Myrtles?
With cold hardy Sioux Crape Myrtles, your landscape will never be without color, especially in the summer when their dark pink flowers enter a continuous blooming cycle that lasts into the fall.
It's cold hardy to growing zone 6, with the ability to thrive under heavy layers of ice and snow. The Sioux Crape Myrtle brings its pink blooms farther north than most other crape myrtle varieties. A Crape that thrives down to 0 degrees? It seems almost too good to be true, but the Sioux delivers without hassle for you.
And you'll be able to enjoy fragrant pink blooms for months. The flowers bloom in large clusters and have an attractive color that neighbors will stop to admire. This rich color looks even better against its backdrop of dark green leaves that create a radiant, contrasting show.
In the fall, the leaves turn unique shades of purple and red. They glow in the landscape with vivid hues you'll have to see to believe. Basically, everything about the Sioux Crape Myrtle is colorful, even the bark. The older brown bark peels away to reveal bright beige bark underneath. Then, the older and younger bark intertwine on the trunk together to create a marbled look.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
Not only is your Sioux Crape Myrtle one of the toughest varieties available, resisting disease, drought and cold with ease...but it's also grown for success.
Unlike the Crapes you get from big-box retailers, your Crape Myrtle is potted in nutrient-rich soil, planted and grown for months ahead of shipping, and ready to thrive as soon as it arrives at your door.
We've taken care to ensure that your Sioux has the best possible start, with healthy roots and better branching. Now, nothing - from poor soil to pests - can stop your Sioux Crape Myrtle from flourishing with tons of color. But don't wait - get 100 days of blooms without the wait...get your Sioux Crape Myrtle today!
Customer Reviews & Photos
Always love my experience with this company. My crape was sent beautifully. I’ve had it for two summers now and I wanted to give a heads up on something. Both summers, the tree gets crape aphids. Leaves fall, flowers die and what leaves are left are shiny from the aphid ****. I’ve tried bringing lady and assassin bugs to my yard but not sure why they don’t stay. Maybe it’s too hot. My crape is in a full sun location (I should be more specific it’s full sun from about noon until about 8pm). My other crape that I got from this company (dynamite) does not get the aphids and is only 50 feet from this one. So, I am not sure because I am not an expert but just giving a heads up that this particular crape maybe doesn’t do well in San Antonio, TX weather? Last summer was very dry and this summer has been wet. So even with the different climates per summer, it still got aphids.
So far is growing very well
We like it and looking forward to see it’s flower.
Planted 3 Sioux in mid May and they have almost doubled in size in just 2 months and check out the blooms!!! LOVE!!!
Loaded with blooms - year and a half planted
Actually I wanted to post a pic - I ordered fall of 2017 and the tree has been in since Nov 2017. Thought it was called an arapahoe crepe when i bought it. But it has grown a LOT and is loaded with blooms just came out in time for 4th of July. Live in zone 9 north central fL. Terrific!!
Looking forward to it growing!
Cute tree, came packaged perfectly and I planted it the next day. It seems a bit stressed (dropping leaves), but I think it’ll pull through our variety of weather conditions. So far, very happy with my purchase. Looking forward to watching it grow.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Select a location with well-drained soil and full sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day).
After you have found your planting area, make your hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Lightly comb your hands over the root ball to free up the roots a bit before planting. 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. Tamp down the soil lightly as you backfill the hole to prevent air pockets from forming and then water after you’ve finished. Finally, mulch the area around the tree to conserve water moisture and deter competing weeds and grasses from growing.
2. Watering: Myrtles are drought tolerant but may need a bit more attention with watering during the hot summer season. During the cooler seasons, you’ll only need to water once weekly. If you're not sure when to water, simply check your surrounding soil down to about 3 inches for dryness.
3. Fertilizing: Your Tuscarora Crape will greatly benefit from an annual feeding of high nitrogen fertilizer, such as a 20-10-10 slow-release formula, in the early spring season.
4. Pruning: Prune in the late winter before any of the growth begins. For a more graceful tree shape, remove all but 4 to 5 strong trunks and then remove the lateral branches around the bottom half of the tree. To encourage branching, make your cuts on the longer, leggy limbs.
Remove any damaged or crossing branches during the late winter. Also, be sure to remove any low-growing leaves and branches.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|