Potomac Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Potomac'
Blooms borne by Potomac are a clear pink; they appear in late June and last approximately 90 days. Bark is a light gray-brown. Fall foliage is orangey brown. Very cold hardy. Drought tolerant.
Note: Regardless of hardiness zone, all crape myrtles are subject to die-back at temps below 15 degrees. Probability of this happening is increased by pruning in fall or winter. Prune only in earliest spring. Bloom will be on new wood.
*Seldom Damaged by Deer*
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds & Birds. Photos: U.S. National Arboretum
|Height||20' - 30'|
|Spread||10' - 20'|
|Primary foliage Color||Green, dark|
|Seasonal foliage Color||Orange|
|Flowering Season||Summer to fall|
|Flower Color||Pink, medium|
|Sun Preferences||Full sun|
|Water Preferences||Well-drained soil|
|Cold Hardiness Zone|