I am going to plant Hopi Crape Myrtles on the west side of my house, but I am also considering planting crape myrtles on the south side my house. I am located in zone 6b in South-central Kansas. My soil is a fast draining sandy loam. The south side of my house has absolutely no shade until about 6:30 P.M. and whatever I plant over there would have to thrive in direct sun, reflected sun, and intense heat. Below, I included a link to an article that says crape myrtles scorch when exposed to reflected sun, but that may just apply to Western Texas locations where that article originated.
Is there anyone who has knowledge and experience with crape myrtles, who could tell me if the two cultivars of crape myrtles I mentioned would thrive in these southern sun conditions in my zone 6b?
Thanks for your help.
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