Lagerstroemia 'Worthington Upright'

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  • Common Name: High Cotton Crape Myrtle
  • Plant Story:

    An upright deciduous tree, Lagerstroemia 'Worthington Upright' features attractive white papery flowers that emerge with a pink hue. The reddish-brown bark creates year-round interest. The foliage emerges burgundy in the spring, matures to green, before turning yellow in the spring. The cultivar is noted for its excellent mildew resistance.

  • Type: Tree Deciduous
  • Bloom Season: Summer
  • Flower Color:
  • Has Winter Interest
  • Planting Zone: 7-10
  • Height: 6-12 feet tall
  • Spread: 3-5 feet wide
  • Light Requirements:Full Sun
  • Suggested Uses: Specimen small tree or in small groups
  • Leaf: Green lance shaped
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to: Butterflies,
  • Plant Deer Resistant:No
  • Plant Potential Pests:Fungal leaf spots, powdery mildew, and chlorosis
  • Form: Upright
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Plant in a protected location and apply winter mulch. Prune back to live wood in the spring.


High Cotton Crape Myrtle - Additional Photos