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Acoma Crape Myrtle

Acoma Crape Myrtle

(Lythraceae Lagerstroemia Indica X Faueri Acoma)

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    Acoma Crape Myrtle

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    Noteworthy Characteristics

    'Acoma' is a "Fauriei Hybrid" crapemyrtle of pristine beauty and gentle weeping habit that deserves a spot in every garden where it will grow. Throughout the summer months, the lustrous, glossy, dark green leaves on weeping branches provide a crisp backdrop for the snowy white flowers, a cooling counterpoint to the boisterous heat of summer.

    No more problems with powdery mildew! Because Acoma is a 'Fauriei Hybrid', it is totally resistant to powdery mildew; an unsightly disease which shows up during summer as a white powdery substance that covers the leaves on many other types of crape myrtle. 

    About Fauriei Hybrid Crape Myrtles

    In 1959, Dr. Donald Egolf began a crapemyrtle research project at the U.S. National Arboretum to develop crape myrtles that were disease resistant, hardy, true to flower color, and that would repeat bloom.

    Germplasm of Lagerstroemia fauriei was collected in Japan by Dr. John Creech and distributed to the U.S. National Arboretum. This material was discovered to be resistant to powdery mildew; a disease known to inflict many varieties of crape myrtle, and to possess a unique, heritable, dark brown trunk color. L. fauriei was incorporated into the research program with great success. Since then, twenty "Fauriei Hybrid" crapemyrtle cultivars have been released!

    The successful hybridization of Lagerstroemia indica with Lagerstroemia fauriei revolutionized the development of crapemyrtle. In addition to field resistance to powdery mildew, the hybrids provide new trunk colors that in the future may be sought as much as the brilliant flowers.

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