Lagerstroemia indica 'Acoma' (White)

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Description

Lagerstroemia indica 'Acoma' - Crepe Myrtle

Common Name: Acoma Crepe Myrtle
Genus: Lagerstroemia indica
Species: 'Acoma'
Uses: Ornamental tree for landscaping and gardening, provides shade, attractive flowers
Mature Height: 5-6 meters
Mature Width: 4-5 meters
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage/Bark: Green leaves that turn yellow in the fall, smooth and exfoliating bark in shades of gray and brown
Flowers: Large white flowers in summer
Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous
Maintenance: Low maintenance, requires pruning for desired shape, occasional watering in dry spells
Soil Type: Well-draining soil, tolerates a range of soil types and pH levels.

Introduction

Lagerstroemia indica 'Acoma' is a stunning deciduous shrub that is known for its beautiful white blooms and attractive bark. This hardy and low maintenance crepe myrtle is a popular choice among gardeners and landscapers alike.

Characteristics

The Lagerstroemia indica 'Acoma' can grow up to 4-5 meters tall and 3-4 meters wide when fully mature. It has a moderate growth rate, making it a great option for those looking for a long-term investment in their garden. The foliage is a rich green, providing a backdrop for the white flowers that bloom in summer.

Flowers

The white blooms of the Lagerstroemia indica 'Acoma' are a standout feature, appearing in summer and lasting well into autumn. The flowers grow in clusters and are sure to make a statement in any garden.

Soil Requirements

The Lagerstroemia indica 'Acoma' is not particularly fussy about soil type, but it does prefer well-draining soil. It can grow in a range of soil conditions, from alkaline to acidic, as long as it has adequate moisture.

Maintenance

The Lagerstroemia indica 'Acoma' is a low maintenance shrub that requires very little pruning. It is drought tolerant and does not require frequent watering, making it a great option for those with busy lifestyles.

Conclusion

If you're looking for a hardy and beautiful deciduous shrub, the Lagerstroemia indica 'Acoma' is the perfect choice. With its stunning white blooms and attractive bark, it is sure to be a standout feature in any garden.

Crepe Myrtle Varieties include:

'Tonto' (rich pink flowers), 3m

'Zuni' (mauve flowers), 3m

'Sioux' (carmine pink flowers) 4m

'Tuscarora' (rose red flowers) 6m

'Natchez' (white flowers) 6m

To read more about Crepe Myrtles / Lagerstroemia Indica click HERE

Description

Lagerstroemia indica 'Acoma' - Crepe Myrtle

Common Name: Acoma Crepe Myrtle
Genus: Lagerstroemia indica
Species: 'Acoma'
Uses: Ornamental tree for landscaping and gardening, provides shade, attractive flowers
Mature Height: 5-6 meters
Mature Width: 4-5 meters
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage/Bark: Green leaves that turn yellow in the fall, smooth and exfoliating bark in shades of gray and brown
Flowers: Large white flowers in summer
Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous
Maintenance: Low maintenance, requires pruning for desired shape, occasional watering in dry spells
Soil Type: Well-draining soil, tolerates a range of soil types and pH levels.

Introduction

Lagerstroemia indica 'Acoma' is a stunning deciduous shrub that is known for its beautiful white blooms and attractive bark. This hardy and low maintenance crepe myrtle is a popular choice among gardeners and landscapers alike.

Characteristics

The Lagerstroemia indica 'Acoma' can grow up to 4-5 meters tall and 3-4 meters wide when fully mature. It has a moderate growth rate, making it a great option for those looking for a long-term investment in their garden. The foliage is a rich green, providing a backdrop for the white flowers that bloom in summer.

Flowers

The white blooms of the Lagerstroemia indica 'Acoma' are a standout feature, appearing in summer and lasting well into autumn. The flowers grow in clusters and are sure to make a statement in any garden.

Soil Requirements

The Lagerstroemia indica 'Acoma' is not particularly fussy about soil type, but it does prefer well-draining soil. It can grow in a range of soil conditions, from alkaline to acidic, as long as it has adequate moisture.

Maintenance

The Lagerstroemia indica 'Acoma' is a low maintenance shrub that requires very little pruning. It is drought tolerant and does not require frequent watering, making it a great option for those with busy lifestyles.

Conclusion

If you're looking for a hardy and beautiful deciduous shrub, the Lagerstroemia indica 'Acoma' is the perfect choice. With its stunning white blooms and attractive bark, it is sure to be a standout feature in any garden.

Crepe Myrtle Varieties include:

'Tonto' (rich pink flowers), 3m

'Zuni' (mauve flowers), 3m

'Sioux' (carmine pink flowers) 4m

'Tuscarora' (rose red flowers) 6m

'Natchez' (white flowers) 6m

To read more about Crepe Myrtles / Lagerstroemia Indica click HERE

Additional Information You Should Know About Lagerstroemia indica 'Acoma' (White)

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Height Guide For Lagerstroemia indica 'Acoma' (White)

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Why Choose Lagerstroemia indica 'Acoma' (White) For Your Garden?

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How To Grow Lagerstroemia indica 'Acoma' (White) In Different Soil Types

Ideal Drainage: Crepe Myrtles require well-draining soil to prevent root rot and foster robust growth.

Soil Preferences:

Sandy Soils:

  • Lagerstroemia thrives in sandy soils due to their excellent drainage.
  • Enrich these soils with organic matter to improve moisture retention and provide necessary nutrients.
  • Consider adding a slow-release fertilizer to enhance nutrient availability, which supports vibrant blooms and lush foliage.

Clay Soils:

  • While clay soils are more challenging due to their density, Lagerstroemia can adapt if the soil is properly amended.
  • Mix in organic material and sand to improve drainage.
  • Creating raised beds or ensuring the planting area is well-drained can mitigate the risks of waterlogging.

Loamy Soils:

  • Loamy soils are ideal for Lagerstroemia, offering a balance of nutrients and drainage.
  • Incorporate compost to enhance soil fertility and structure.
  • Maintain mulching to help retain moisture during hot spells, which is critical for blooming and overall health.

Acidic or Alkaline Soils:

  • Lagerstroemia is adaptable to a range of soil pH but prefers slightly acidic conditions.
  • For highly acidic or alkaline soils, adjust pH by adding lime (to reduce acidity) or sulfur (to increase acidity) to achieve optimal growing conditions.

General Care Tips:

  • Crepe Myrtles are celebrated for their spectacular summer blooms and attractive, exfoliating bark.
  • They require full sun and benefit from regular pruning to promote a strong, beautiful structure and increase bloom quantity.
  • Watering should be consistent during the growing season, but reduced in the winter to match the plant's dormant state.

By understanding and managing these soil conditions, you can ensure your Lagerstroemia not only survives but thrives, becoming a stunning feature in your garden or landscape.

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Planting Your Lagerstroemia indica 'Acoma' (White): Ensuring A Strong Start

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Watering Requirements After Planting

When you plant a new tree, it's crucial to give it the right start by ensuring it receives sufficient water. Here’s a general guideline for watering your newly planted tree:

  • Immediately After Planting: Water your tree generously right after planting your Lagerstroemia indica 'Acoma' (White) to settle the soil around the roots and eliminate any air pockets.
  • First Three Months: The initial three months are critical for the establishment of the tree. During this period, the tree should be hand watered twice daily, in the morning and evening. This helps the roots grow deep and strong.
  • Irrigation System: If you have an irrigation system, adjust it to ensure the tree gets adequate water during these first months.
  • Adjusting to Weather Conditions: Always consider the weather conditions and adjust your watering accordingly. In hotter and drier periods, additional watering may be necessary.

Consistent attention to your tree’s watering needs during this initial period will help ensure its healthy growth and long-term success in your garden.

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Root Ball Guide

Here is our guide for planting your trees with the appropriate root ball dimensions. When planting, we recommend digging a hole that is 10% larger than the size of your pot, and teasing the rootball before planting to promote better root growth.

Root Ball Dimensions:

  • 40cm Pot: 44 x 38.5 cm
  • 45L Bag: 41.8 x 41.8 cm
  • 50cm Squat Pot: 49.5 x 34.1 cm
  • 50cm Pot: 49.5 x 35.2 cm
  • 70L Pot: 55 x 41.8 cm
  • 75L Bag: 55 x 48.4 cm
  • 90L Pot: 59.4 x 44 cm
  • 100L Bag: 50.6 x 52.8 cm
  • 100L Squat Bag: 58.3 x 49.5 cm
  • 100L Pot: 66 x 49.5 cm
  • 150L Bag: 66 x 55 cm
  • 155L Pot: 74.8 x 52.8 cm
  • 200L Bag: 71.5 x 60.5 cm
  • 280L Pot: 91.3 x 55 cm
  • 300L Bag: 88 x 63.8 cm
  • 400L Bag: 99 x 66 cm
  • 500L Bag: 122 x 66 cm
  • 1000L Bag: 146.3 x 71.5 cm
  • 2000L Bag: 176 x 82.5 cm

Follow these dimensions to ensure a smooth planting process and optimal growth for your new tree.

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Caring For Your Lagerstroemia indica 'Acoma' (White)

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Frequently Asked Questions About Lagerstroemia indica 'Acoma' (White)

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