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Cinnamon Ruffle Crapemyrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Cinnamon Ruffle'

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Cinnamon Ruffle Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica 'Cinnamon Ruffle') at Randy's Perennials

Cinnamon Ruffle Crapemyrtle flowers

Cinnamon Ruffle Crapemyrtle flowers

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Cinnamon Ruffle Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica 'Cinnamon Ruffle') at Randy's Perennials

Cinnamon Ruffle Crapemyrtle in bloom

Cinnamon Ruffle Crapemyrtle in bloom

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Height:  10 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6a

Other Names:  Crape Myrtle, Crepe Myrtle


This attractive dwarf ornamental shrub is covered in rich red-pink blooms with white edging on the petals; red, orange, and gold fall foliage; a captivating focal point for the garden or border; roots hardy to zone 6, cut back in fall in colder climates

Ornamental Features

Cinnamon Ruffle Crapemyrtle is smothered in stunning panicles of red frilly flowers with pink overtones and white edges at the ends of the branches from early summer to early fall. It has attractive dark green foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The oval leaves are highly ornamental and turn harvest gold in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Cinnamon Ruffle Crapemyrtle is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Cinnamon Ruffle Crapemyrtle is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Cinnamon Ruffle Crapemyrtle will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features