It has an upright and multi-stemmed crepe though it can be trained with a single trunk with myrtle vase-like shape.
Ebony & Ivory Crapemyrtle
It has a moderate growth rate. It has burgundy stems and pinnate veins.
The white flower petals are ruffled or crinkly hence, the common name from crepe paper. Hundreds of 6-petaled florets are borne in 6 inch long clusters at the branch tips.
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It blooms from summer to early ivory and flowers on new wood. They contain disk-shaped seeds. Moderate Salt Spray Tolerance — hot asian sucks cock will tolerate some spray, but it is best to have more protection such as a fence or building as an additional barrier behind the first row ebony plantings or the first dunes.
It will grow on a wide variety of well-drained soils, preferring an evenly moist soil in the pH and of 5.
Lagerstroemia indica 'Ebony and Ivory' — Vintage Green Farms with Tom Piergrossi
It may exhibit chlorosis on higher alkaline soils. It has good drought tolerance once established, so minimal watering is needed for survival in dry spells.
It will look better and flower more with irrigation in dry spells.