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White Chocolate Crapemyrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'White Chocolate'

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White Chocolate Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica 'White Chocolate') at Rainbow Gardens

White Chocolate Crapemyrtle flowers

White Chocolate Crapemyrtle flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

White Chocolate Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica 'White Chocolate') at Rainbow Gardens

White Chocolate Crapemyrtle in bloom

White Chocolate Crapemyrtle in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6b

Other Names:  Crape Myrtle, Crepe Myrtle

Description:

This stunning ornamental shrub or small tree produces volumes of pure white blooms in summer, over bronzy-green foliage that turns orange-yellow in fall; captivating focal point for the garden or border; also good for container planting

Ornamental Features

White Chocolate Crapemyrtle is bathed in stunning panicles of white frilly flowers at the ends of the branches from early to late summer. It has attractive coppery-bronze-variegated dark green foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The oval leaves are highly ornamental and turn orange in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

White Chocolate Crapemyrtle is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

White Chocolate Crapemyrtle is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

White Chocolate Crapemyrtle will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

White Chocolate Crapemyrtle makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Its large size and upright habit of growth lend it for use as a solitary accent, or in a composition surrounded by smaller plants around the base and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.