Close up of pink Double Feature Lagerstroemia blooms Double Feature Lagerstroemia blooming in the landscape
photo of Dr. Carl Whitcomb

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Dr. Carl Whitcomb
Stillwater, OK

DOUBLE FEATURE®

Crapemyrtle

Lagerstroemia indica

'Whit IX'

USPP 23,559

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Close up of pink Double Feature Lagerstroemia blooms Double Feature Lagerstroemia blooming in the landscape
  • Compact habit
  • Vibrant color
  • Disease resistant
Description

Double Feature® is a semi-dwarf, reblooming crapemyrtle has wine-red new growth and abundant ruby-red blooms. It flowers from late June to October, and does not produce seed. Hardy to zone 6 with protection.

USDA Zone 7 - 10 (0°F/-17°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 6 - 8'

Width 6 - 8'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Summer

Flower Color Red

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4"

Soil Moist, well drained soils are best, but crapemyrtle is widely adaptable, including to compacted urban soils.

Pruning Blooms on new wood. Pruning depends on the plant's role in the landscape, however, these large, tree-like crapemyrtles are best pruned only to develop an appealing form. Regular pruning or cutting back should generally be avoided.

Uses Specimen plant; hedging; foundation plantings.

Growing Tips Boasts handsome bark and excellent fall color in addition to flowers. Can be grown multi- or single stemmed.