Through summer and fall, the Sioux Crape Myrtle is sure to be a traffic-stopper in your front yard. In the summer, this myrtle produces a mass of beautiful, bright coral-pink flowers, and in the fall, the tree continues to stun with its maroon, autumn foliage. The Sioux is a medium-sized myrtle reaching a height of about 15 feet. It experiences about 90 days of flowering, is very hardy, and exhibits a high mildew resistance.
To help crape myrtles retain water, mulch with organic matter 2-3 inches deep, making sure to keep mulch a few inches away from the trunk. Water regularly until established. Remove dead branches any time and prune weak branches back in the spring in order to encourage a strong and productive tree.