Burgundy Cotton Crape Myrtle
Long-Lasting, Fluffy Flowers
Showy white blooms and mahogany-tipped branches give the Burgundy Cotton Crape Myrtle a very unique appearance.
The longstanding flowers keep it looking great until fall, too! This flexible show-stopper will give your yard a dramatic focal point or make an eye-catching large hedge.
This interesting shrub bears its big, fluffy blossoms for an unusually long time. Some specimens have flowers that last over 100 days. The foliage is green except for the new growth, which emerges in a rich burgundy shade.
This provides a contrasting background to enhance the cottony white flowers that typically emerge in July.
Burgundy Cotton Crape Myrtle is easy to grow and adapts to many climates and conditions. It tolerates salt air so it's a perfect plant for coastal zones. It has only average watering needs so you won’t have to provide excessive irrigation unless drought conditions exist. It needs full sun to produce the best summer show.
Like most Crape Myrtles, Burgundy Cotton can be grown as a large shrub or trimmed to a small to medium-sized single or multiple-trunked tree. It has the smooth, exfoliating bark that exposes the cinnamon color of the trunks. Make sure you give it room it to grow. It can grow up to 12-15 feet tall and 5 feet wide.