The first hybrid crapemyrtle cultivar derived from hybridization
of three species of Lagerstroemia: L. indica, L. fauriei, and L. limii. Strong
red flowers combine with increased powdery mildew tolerance on a
Height and width: 20 feet tall and 10 feet wide at 16 years.Deciduous, multiple or single stemmed medium-sized upright tree with exfoliating bark to reveal light tan trunk.
Glossy, dark green leaves tinged with maroon. Highly mildew
tolerant under field conditions.
Panicles of near true red flowers.
'Arapaho' grows and flowers best in a heavy loam to clay soil in full sun.
Grows well in hot, difficult sites.