Centennial Spirit Crape Myrtle is a upright deciduous shrub with and exfoliating bark and dark green leaves that turn red-orange in fall. The heavy blooms of frilly panicles are rose red to rich red depending on the heat and smother the branches from mid summer into fall. Best color in full sunand rich, well-drained acidic soil.
10' - 18'
7’ - 9'
USDA Hardiness Zone:
7 - 10
Full Sun, Part Sun
Season of Interest:
MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance. Water Regularly. It can be susceptible to leaf spot and powdery mildew. LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, Borders, Wildlife Gardens, Urban Gardens, Foundational Planting, and Hedges.
COMPANION PLANTS:Indian Hawthorn, Catnip, Butterfly Bush
IMAGES: Photo by David J. Stang, Lagerstroemia indica Centennial Spirit 2zz, CC BY-SA 4.0, (2) Photo by David J. Stang, Lagerstroemia indica Centennial Spirit 1zz, CC BY-SA 4.0, (3) Michael Rivera, Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Crapemyrtle lagerstroemia indica 'Centennial Spirit', CC BY-SA 4.0
*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.